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Team: Richard Childress Racing-27
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 180

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Paul Menard has finished on the lead lap at Phoenix International Raceway in five of his last six attempts there. All but one of these races ended in top-20 finishes.
Menard’s best result in that span was a ninth in 2012; this spring he finished 14th. If he fits the final slot on one’s register, he should be a popular choice. Nov 13 - 12:12 PM

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Paul Menard finished sixth in last week’s 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and the momentum he brings to the track could help him earn a second career top-10 at Martinsville Speedway. His only other result in that range came in spring 2014 with a 10th.

Menard swept the top 15 last year and earned a 14th in the spring. He finished on the lead lap in both of those races, and has finished all but two laps in his last six Martinsville efforts. That suggests he will not cost fantasy owners very many points if he fails to finish in the top 15 again.
Oct 29 - 11:28 PM

Paul Menard finished sixth in the 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, which made him the highest finishing driver among those not current contending for the Chase for the Championship.

The Chase contenders are consistently among the most expensive drivers in the field, so Menard was one of the best values in the game this week.
Oct 25 - 9:15 PM

Paul Menard posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Bank of America 500 with a speed of 184.931 mph during his first 10 circuits on the track.

Only two drivers made long runs during this session, but Menard beat out Kurt Busch and that puts his performance in perspective. Now that the pressure of the Chase is off his shoulders, Menard will be a better value.
Oct 8 - 4:47 PM

Paul Menard has finished somewhere in the 20s in four of his last six Cup attempts. A 25th at Dover International Speedway in the AAA 400 that eliminated him from Chase contention.

In the first two races of the playoffs Menard stayed in contention with a 17th and 15th, but he has not scored a top-10 since Michigan International Speedway this June. One simply cannot keep the Chase field at bay with results like that.
Oct 6 - 4:37 PM

With the AAA 400 being set by points, Paul Menard will have his best starting position in eight Dover races. He will roll off the grid 14th as one of the Chase contenders.

This spring Menard started four positions further back and still managed to finish in the top 10 with an eighth. In this race last year, he improved three positions from his 19th-place start and finished 16th.
Oct 2 - 4:07 PM

Paul Menard kept himself in Chase contention with a 15th-place finish in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Menard is only one point behind the 12th and final position to advance into the Contender round of the Chase for the Championship, but he needs to outrun Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr., which is no small feat. Menard could also pass Jamie McMurray if that driver struggles at all, so Menard has a clear path to the next level.
Sep 29 - 10:10 PM

Along with his duties driving the No. 33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet on Saturday, Paul Menard will pilot the No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet in the 400 on Sunday.

This weekend's Furious 7 300 marks Menards final XFINITY Series race for the 2015 season. To date, he has been entered in seven events this year earning one victory, two top-five and five top-10 finishes. Menard is credited with 24 laps led, coupled with a 7.0 average starting position and a 9.9 average finishing position.-Richard Childress Racing
Sep 15 - 10:16 PM

Paul Menard posted the seventh-quickest time in the final practice session for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and he is going to need that long-run magic. He qualified mid-pack and rolls off the grid 22nd for Saturday night’s race.

Menard’s last three starts at Richmond all got off to a much better starts with a worst qualification effort of 15th. His best finish was only 15th, however, and he needs a greater cushion to feel safe about making the Chase. Menard qualified 22nd in fall 2013 and finished fourth, so he hopes to duplicate that effort.
Sep 11 - 11:34 PM

Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.

The average speed of 162.967 mph in the No. 33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet Camaro was best of the 14 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 20 Denny Hamlin, No. 88 Kevin Harvick, No. 1 Elliott Sadler and No. 2 Brian Scott are the rest of the top five on this list.
Sep 5 - 12:15 AM

All of the Chase contending drivers lacking wins need to be careful this week at Darlington Raceway. One bad finish, coupled with a victory by a unique winner, could knock them out of contention and Paul Menard was scored 41st in last year’s Bojangles' Southern 500 after suffering crash damage.

That was only the second time in eight starts on this track that Menard was involved in a notable accident. He was also bent up in 2010, but has managed to reach the checkers in every race he started.
Sep 3 - 4:17 PM

Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard won the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville, his third victory in 197 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is the No. 33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet Camaro driver's first victory and fifth top-10 NXS finish in 2015. It is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two NXS races at Road America. Menard started eighth in the lineup and led nine of the 45 laps run on the 4.048-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Aug 29 - 8:05 PM

Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard (No. 33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet Camaro) tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Road America 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

He ran a fast lap of 108.202 mph. No. 54 Boris Said, No. 9 Chase Elliott, No. 22 Ryan Blaney and No. 3 Ty Dillon round out the top-five of the 33 cars out on the track. The No. 89 Chevrolet driven by Morgan Shepherd was the slowest in the final practice session.
Aug 28 - 8:09 PM

Sprint Cup driver Paul Menard has one previous NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Road America where he started eighth and finished 16th.

In 2001, Menard visited Victory Lane at Road America in the NASCAR Midwest Series after starting third and leading for 12 laps. He has accumulated 14 road course starts in the XFINITY Series, collecting three top-five and eight top-10 finishes, coupled with a 9.9 average starting position and a 13.1 average finishing position. This week's No. 33 Richmond/Menards chassis (No. 163) has an average starting position of 7.6 and an average finishing position of 8.6.-Richard Childress Racing
Aug 26 - 12:50 PM

Paul Menard joined the list of drivers with off-road excursions at Sonoma Raceway. He drove into the dirt with about 30 minutes remaining in the first practice session in turn two.

Menard was looking for just a little more speed to crack the top 10. At the time of his incident, he was 11th on the speed chart with a lap of 93.897 mph.
Jun 26 - 4:29 PM