Paul Menard has a reputation as being a great place racer on the strength of eight top-10 finishes in 38 starts, but his overall numbers are a little less encouraging. His average finish of 21.5 places him 19th on the plate chart among fulltime, active drivers and makes him only average.
Menards will continue its partnership with Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR XFINITY Series program as a primary sponsor for select races with both the No. 2 Chevrolet with Paul Menard and the No. 33 Chevrolet with Brandon Jones for the 2016 season.
Paul Menard surged early in 2015, but he faded at the wrong time of the season. Four of his five top-10s came before July with only one top-10 being earned during the Chase.
Paul Menard (#27 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet SS) finished 21st in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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.
Paul Menard finished sixth in last week’s CampingWorld.com 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.
Paul Menard finished sixth in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, which made him the highest finishing driver among those not current contending for the Chase for the Championship.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Menard kept himself in Chase contention with a 15th-place finish in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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 MyAFibRisk.com 400 on Sunday.
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.
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.