Paul Menard has scored solid results at Bristol Motor Speedway since joining Richard Childress Racing, but only one of his 11 attempts with this team resulted in a top-five. That came in their first pairing in 2011 when they finished fifth after starting fourth.
Paul Menard has been struggling to complete NASCAR Cup races this season. In the first 22 events of the year, he has completed all the laps only 12 times and never in more than two consecutive weeks.
Ten minutes into the first session of qualification, Paul Menard spun in the inner loop to bring out a caution.
Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard (#27 Chevrolet SS) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.
Paul Menard posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. His fastest lap was 177.438 mph.
Paul Menard entered the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard as a dark horse after qualifying 23rd. A previous winner on this track, he expected more from his race trim and ultimately got it to the tune of a 10th-place finish.
Paul Menard scored five top-15s in the last six flat track races of 2015, but failed to score a top-10. This year, he finished eighth in the STP 500 at Martinsville, but that is his only top-20 on minimally-banked courses. It would appear there was a price to pay for the top-10.
Paul Menard has earned three top-15s in five Kentucky Speedway starts. His last two efforts ended in exactly 15th, but he will need a little help to get another because he trended downward in weekend practice.
Paul Menard has been mostly solid on road courses in recent seasons with results of 17th or better in six of the past seven road course races. Five of those efforts ended in top-15s and one was a top-five.
Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the Menards 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
Paul Menard has scored 11 consecutive top-15s on two-mile tracks. Eight of these were top-10s and four of them were fourth-place finishes, including a sweep of that position at Michigan International Speedway in 2014.
In 12 races this season, Paul Menard has scored one top-10 and one 11th-place finish in 12 starts this season. His 11th-place finish came at Dover International Speedway in the most recent Cup race.
Paul Menard had a four-race, top-20 streak going when he rolled into Texas Motor Speedway a month ago for the Duck Commander 500. He finished that race in 26th.
Paul Menard has one top-five, three more top-15s, and an average finish of slightly worse than 17th in his last four attempts at Richmond International Raceway. In that span of time, he has finished on the lead lap five times in eight attempts.