Casey Mears learned his fate Tuesday night.
Although Mears was not expected to race in the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Infineon Raceway, he learned his services would not be needed in the near future. However, Red Bull general manager Jay Frye did not rule out Mears returning to the organization at some point down the road.
"I honestly don't know what to say," Mears said by phone Wednesday morning. "I didn't get a lot of answers. Obviously, we weren't running well, which was problematic. They have a lot of great people over there, but we just couldn't put it on the track."
The change was initially reported on Sirius Satellite Radio Tuesday.