Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Paul Menard makes his first Sprint Unlimited start Saturday

Paul Menard is part of 'Field' bet at 10/1 odds to win Sprint Unlimited
Paul Menard
No. 27 PEAK/Menards Chevrolet SS
Race Notes and Quotes:

This Week’s PEAK/Menards Chevrolet
… Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 492 for the Sprint Unlimited. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS is a new addition to the Richard Childress Racing stable this season.

First Sprint Unlimited … Saturday night’s 75-lap event will mark Menard’s first start in the Sprint Unlimited. The Eau Claire, Wisc., native has 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.5-mile track with three top-10 finishes and an average starting position of 19th and finishing position of 20th.

Rules of The Race … This year’s Sprint Unlimited will feature 25 drivers, including Menard who is competing by virtue of his points finish in 2014. Other drivers in the race include the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole winners, past champions of the Sprint Unlimited, Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time last year along with last year’s 16 Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers. The 75-lap race is split into two segments, with a competition caution at lap 25 serving as the breaking point. This year, select fans will be paired with each crew chief for a random drawing to determine starting and pit road positions. The drawings will take place on Friday, February 13 at the FDOT Main Stage inside the Sprint FANZONE beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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What are your thoughts looking ahead to this season?

“There is very little change at RCR this year, which helps. Justin (Alexander, crew chief) and Luke Lambert (crew chief, No. 31 team) were roommates in college so they know each other very well and have a close working relationship. Gil Martin (crew chief, No. 3 team) has obviously been with the program for a long time. We really have three crew chiefs who work well together. All three of us drivers have spent time together in the off season going hunting and other activities, so I feel like our relationship is stronger than it was a year ago. The continuity of the organization is there.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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