Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Paul Menard has top-10 finishes in four of past five Kansas starts

Paul menard is 100/1 to win Saturday night at Kansas
Paul Menard
No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints / Menards Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s Pittsburgh Paints / Menards Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway
… The Richard Childress Racing team will utilize chassis No. 508 this weekend in the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. This Chevrolet SSwas raced earlier this year at Texas Motor Speedway where Menard started eighth and finished 41st after a mechanical issue ended the team’s strong run early.

Kansas by the Numbers … Menard currently has 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile track. He has five starts from the top 10, including a start from the outside pole in 2010. The Wisconsin native has one top-five and five top 10 finishes. He has led 17 laps and completed 99.8 percent of laps in competition.

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Where Do You Stand … Menard currently sits 11th in the Sprint Cup Series driver point standings after earning his best finish of the season, third, at Talladega Superspeedway.

Last Time in Kansas … Menard earned his 12th top-10 finish of the 2014 season during the Sprint Cup Series’ last event at the 1.5-mile track. Starting 13th, he fought a tight-handling race car for the duration of the event but the team made adjustments that helped him cross the finish line ninth.


How do you think the night race will shake out this weekend at Kansas Speedway?

“Kansas is a pretty newly repaved track so it’s extremely fast. Since it’s a night race it will be even faster than during the day. I enjoy night racing, I think it adds another level of excitement. You can see flames from the exhaust and sparks from under the car which makes it cool for the fans. The only downside is we have to wait all day for the race and there really isn’t much to do. I enjoy it, but I’ll be there ready to go whether it’s Sundayafternoon or Saturday night.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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