Paul Menard hit the wall hard on lap 187 and lost a lap making repairs. He took a Wave Around later in the race and surged in the final laps to finish fourth in the Ford EcoBoost 400.
Paul Menard qualified in the teens for the third consecutive year at Homestead. In 2012 an 18th-place start ended in an 11th-place finish. Last year he crashed after starting 12th.
Paul Menard posted the fifth-quickest, 10-lap average in final practice for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k. He posted a speed of 136.144 mph from his second through 11th laps.
Paul Menard posted the second quickest time in the second practice session for the AAA Texas 500. His best time of 190.147 was set during his first 10 laps on track.
Along with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard is the only other driver in the field for the Geico 500 with back-to-back top-10s at Talladega. He finished fourth last fall and was sixth in the Aaron's 499.
Paul Menard has 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR races often develop themes, and the Hollywood Casino 400 became a night of resurgent runs. Paul Menard was one of several drivers who snapped a long streak of no top-10s by finishing ninth at Kansas.
Richard Childress Racing has named Slugger Labbe to a leading role in their research and development efforts, which will be effective following the NASCAR race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway later this month.
Sprint Cup regular (No. 27 Chevrolet) Paul Menard will compete in his final double-duty event of the season this weekend in Kansas.
Dover International Speedway is a rhythm track and drivers who run well there in the spring, often repeat their effort in the fall. Paul Menard finished 10th in the FedEx 400.
Paul Menard will race chassis No. 485 in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It has made only one previous race this year at Richmond, where it started 14th and finished 18th.
Paul Menard posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for Chicagoland’s MyAFibStory.com 400. His top speed was 188.772 mph.
Paul Menard will drive a battle-tested chassis No. 454 at Atlanta. This car was previously run in four of the five similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races as well as Michigan.
Paul Menard is consistent and occasionally strong on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. In five races this year he has a best of third at Vegas and a worst of 17th at Kansas.