In addition to driving his regular No. 27 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Auto Club 400, Paul Menard will pilot the No. 2 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) on Saturday.
Paul Menard has three previous top-10 finishes at Phoenix International Raceway, but none of them have come in consecutive races. He finished 10th last fall and has an opportunity to double down.
Paul Menard could very well be this week’s best sleeper. He enters the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a six-race, top-15 streak there.
Paul Menard has earned three top-10s at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his past seven races.
Paul Menard rounded out the top-five at Daytona with a fifth-place finish after starting 33rd.
Paul Menard has scored three top-10s in 21 Daytona International Speedway attempts, which equates to 14.3 percent of the time.
Paul Menard’s best track in terms of average finishes is Auto Club Speedway with a 9.3; his best course that hosts more than one race per year is Michigan International Speedway at 10.7.
Paul Menard scored top-20s in just over 50 percent of his starts for a total of 19 in 36 races.
Paul Menard has one top-10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but it was a doozy when he finished fourth in 2014 after sustaining some crash damage earlier in the event.
Paul Menard finished 10th in the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix after starting the day 20th.
Paul Menard is most likely to score a finish of no better than 11th to 16th if his track record is any indication.
Paul Menard has finished in the top 15 in four of his last five efforts at Martinsville Speedway.
Paul Menard posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Paul Menard posted the quickest 10-lap average in the second practice session for the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway. He went 158.850 mph in his first 10 laps on track Saturday morning.