Atlanta: Paul Menard preview

FAST FACTS * Paul Menard has five starts at the 1.5-mile, Atlanta Motor Speedway. * In his first start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2006 Menard posted his first top-10 finish of his career after finishing seventh. * In five starts...

FAST FACTS

* Paul Menard has five starts at the 1.5-mile, Atlanta Motor Speedway.

* In his first start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2006 Menard posted his first top-10 finish of his career after finishing seventh.

* In five starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Menard has completed 99.5% of laps (1621 of 1629).

* Pittsburg Paints will be on the hood of the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Menard on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"After last weekend in Vegas, I'm ready to get back to the track this weekend in Atlanta. Last weekend our car ran really well and unfortunately there at the end we got caught up in a mess and ended our day early. It was certainly a confidence builder to see how well our No. 98 Ford Fusion handled and how much horsepower we had under the hood. Although Atlanta is a lot different than Vegas, it still gives us a lot of confidence heading there this weekend.

"Larry and all the guys have done a great job getting these cars fast from the minute we unload. We aren't in the best position in the points right now but with a good finish this weekend we'll be able to bounce back."

Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"Yates Racing and Ford Racing have such a strong intermediate program that we are all looking forward to going to Atlanta this weekend. We had a great run going last week and were able to drive our way into the top-10, and unfortunately our day was ended early. This weekend we'll focus on picking up as many points as possible and keep digging."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Menard
Teams Yates Racing