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Team: Richard Childress Racing-27
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 180

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Paul Menard finishes 9th in Monday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (rain-delayed from Sunday) at Texas Motor Speedway.
He started the No. 27 Chevrolet SS 13th in the lineup for the Duck Commander 500. He is currently 10th in the 2014 NSCS point standings. Apr 7 - 10:17 PM

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Through 15 starts at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track, Paul Menard has achieved one top-five, two top-10s and two laps led.

He's completed 4,835 of 5,021 laps (96.3 percent) contested with an average start of 19th and a 20.6 finishing average. Menard's best start of fourth was achieved twice (Nov. 2011 and Nov. 2013). His best finish of fifth was in April 2011.-Richard Childress Racing
Apr 1 - 12:29 PM

Paul Menard finishes 10th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

He started the No. 27 Chevrolet SS 21st in the lineup for the STP 500. He is currently 11th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Mar 31 - 1:36 PM

At the half-mile, elongated oval of Martinsville Speedway, Paul Menard has 13 previous starts to his credit.

His best start of ninth took place twice, with the first happening in the 2010 spring race and the other in the 2012 fall event. His best finish of 12th took place in the fall of 2012 race. His average start is 21.7 and average finish is 21.8 at the southern Virginia track. Menard has completed 6,278 of 6,534 laps attempted (96.1 percent) in those 13 events.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 26 - 1:24 PM

Paul Menard finishes 9th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.

He started the No. 27 Chevrolet SS 30th in the lineup for the Auto Club 400. He is currently 14th in the 2014 NSCS point standings.
Mar 24 - 11:25 PM

Matt Crafton will substitute for Paul Menard in practice and qualifying Friday at Auto Club Speedway as Menard remains in North Carolina with his wife and newborn daughter.

Menard, whose daughter was born on Tuesday, will arrive in California in time for practice Saturday and the race on Sunday. He will have to start at the rear of the field because he will miss qualifying. Richard Childress Racing tweeted that Crafton, who has been on standby for Menard the last two weeks, would be in the car Friday.-SportingNews.com
Mar 21 - 8:47 AM

At the two-mile oval of Auto Club Speedway, Paul Menard has 11 previous starts with one top-10 finish.

His best start of 15th took place in 2011 and best finish of eighth took place in this race last year. His average start is 27th and average finish is 23.2 at the southern California oval. Menard has completed 2,441 of 2,479 laps attempted (98.5 percent) and led three laps. He currently sits 17th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver points standings heading into the fifth race of the 2014 season.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 19 - 12:45 PM

Paul Menard (No. 27 Chevrolet SS) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Sprint Cup Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

His average speed of 124.285 mph was best of the 3 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 34 David Ragan (123.296 mph) and No. 38 David Gilliland (122.946 mph) are the other two on this list.
Mar 14 - 2:15 PM

At the 0.533-mile, high-banked oval of Bristol Motor Speedway Paul Menard has 13 previous starts.

Through those starts, the native of Eau Claire, Wisc. has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. His best start of fourth and finish of fifth took place for this race in 2011. His average starting position is 18.9 and finishing position is 17.7. Menard has completed 6,490 of 6,509 laps attempted (99.7 percent) and has led 100 circuits. His last five, of six, finishes have been top-10s and four of those last six were top-10 starts.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 11 - 11:47 AM

Richard Labbe, crew chief for Paul Menard (No. 27 Chevrolet SS) in the Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wins the Moog Problem Solver of the Race award.

The award goes to the crew chief that improves the most from first half of the race to the second half utilizing the 40 best lap times (improved 0.142 seconds). Menard started the race in 21st place and finished 3rd. He is 18th in the 2014 Sprint Cup point standings.
Mar 9 - 7:43 PM

Paul Menard is making his 258th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this Sunday, and he has seven previous starts at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

His best start of 17th took place last year and his best finish of seventh was two years ago in 2012. His average start is 26.0 and average finish comes in at 19.3 for those starts. He has completed 1,866 of 1,887 laps attempted (98.9 percent) at the Las Vegas track and led three circuits. His last three finishes have been 12th or better giving him a Driver Rating of 92.3 for those races.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 4 - 9:48 PM

Paul Menard has 14 starts at the Phoenix one-mile oval in the Sprint Cup Series.

His best start of seventh came in the spring of 2009 and fall of 2012, and his best finish of ninth came in both fall races of 2011 and 2012. He has an average starting position of 18.1 and finishing average of 21.9 in those starts. The Wisconsin native has completed 4,423 of 4,446 laps attempted (99.5%) at the Avondale, Ariz., track. In his last appearance at PIR, Menard started the No. 27 Chevrolet SS from 16th place and took the checkered flag in the 20th position.-Richard Childress Racing
Feb 25 - 8:35 PM

Paul Menard has 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Daytona International Speedway.

His best start of first came in July 2008 and his best finish of sixth came in the 2012 Daytona 500. The Wisconsin native has completed 2,156 of 2,309 laps attempted at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, leading 38 of them. He will pilot chassis No. 447 for both the Budweiser Duel and Daytona 500. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS is a new addition to the Richard Childress Racing stable this season.-Richard Childress Racing
Feb 19 - 1:41 PM

Paul Menard (No. 27 Chevrolet SS) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

A lap of 195.042 mph was the quickest of the 49 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 31 Ryan Newman, No. 20 Matt Kenseth, No. 3 Austin Dillon and No. 33 Brian Scott are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 93 Morgan Shepherd was the slowest.
Feb 15 - 1:08 PM

Paul Menard (No. 27 Chevrolet) has seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

His best start of 16th came in 2010 and best finish of 11th came in last year's season-ending event. The Wisconsin native has completed 1,864 of 1,870 laps attempted (99.7 percent) at the Florida track.-Richard Childress Racing
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 07:47:00 PM