Atlanta II: Paul Menard 100th start preview

MENARD SET TO MAKE 100th NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES START IN ATLANTA CONCORD, N.C. (September 1, 2009) --This weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Yates Racing driver Paul Menard will make his 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Since his first ...

MENARD SET TO MAKE 100th NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES START IN ATLANTA

CONCORD, N.C. (September 1, 2009) --This weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Yates Racing driver Paul Menard will make his 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Since his first start in the Sprint Cup Series on August 10th, 2003 at Watkins Glen International, Menard has posted one pole, one top five and two top-10 finishes.

On this Labor Day weekend start, Menard will pilot the No. 98 Johns Manville / Menards Ford Fusion. Johns Manville has been a long-time vendor and partner with both Menard and the Menards Home Improvement Store.

"It's hard to believe that I'll be making my 100th Sprint Cup start this weekend in Atlanta," said Menard. "I can remember that day I first raced in a Cup series event, and I have to admit, as I think every driver will say, it was a huge day. What's really hard to believe is there are guys like Mark Martin still in the sport that just last week made his 1,000 start in a NASCAR event; something like that is an achievement. For me, this weekend in Atlanta is more just a landmark. It's ironic that Johns Manville is on the hood this weekend, they have been a long time sponsor and good friends of mine throughout my career not only in Cup, but in the early days of my driving career."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Menard , Mark Martin
Teams Yates Racing