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For years Paul Menard visited Indianapolis Motor Speedway with his father. Drivers moving through the ranks of stock car racing dream of winning at Daytona, Paul Menard dreamed of winning at Indy. Paul’s father, John Menard, sponsored IndyCar teams for years hoping to experience the joy of victory lane at the 2.5 mile squared track.
Paul Menard celebrates on the bricks after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.(July 30, 2011 – Source: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America)
On July 31, 2011 John Menard finally got to experience the thrill of a victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and who would have guessed it would his son that would get him there. Despite having made over 150 career starts at the Sprint Cup level few expected Paul to compete for a top ten finish much less a win.
Despite starting 15th, when it was over, Paul Menard finished first.
While he had a good car, Menard didn’t have the fastest car that day. Instead his crew...
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Paul Menard, driver of the #27 Menards Chevrolet, was the guest on the NASCAR media teleconference this week. Menard, currently sitting 15th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, talked about the his win last year at Indianapolis, his odds of making the Chase, and sponsorships, among other things. Below is the transcript from that teleconference.
THE MODERATOR: Welcome...
Paul Menard is currently sitting 15th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings and is in desperate need of a win if he wants to make the Chase. Luckily for Menard, the series returns to action after a week off in one of the most prestigious races of the year, the Brickyard 400.
The Brickyard 400 is the spot where Menard earned his first and only NASCAR Sprint Cup victory...
The Brickyard 400, officially dubbed as the “Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com” is only 9 days away. Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), the 2.5 mile oval track has the second highest purse in NASCAR; with only the Daytona 500 ahead of it.
This year is the first year the speedway is having three major events run over...
This Week's Rheem/Menards Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway ... Brendan Gaughan will pilot Chassis No. 103 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable. Built new for competition in 2012, Gaughan has driven this entry three times earlier this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway and Darlington Raceway earning a fifth, 10th and 26th-place...