Las Vegas: Paul Menard preview

Paul Menard No. 98 Johns Manville / Menards Ford Fusion Chassis: RK-562      RK-545 Last outing: Tested Rockingham, Jan. 2009 Menard on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: "I'm ready to get back...

Paul Menard No. 98 Johns Manville / Menards Ford Fusion

Chassis:  RK-562

     RK-545 Last outing: Tested Rockingham, Jan. 2009

Menard on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"I'm ready to get back to the track this weekend in Las Vegas. We haven't gotten our season off to the start that we would have liked and we are a bit behind the eight ball which means this weekend, we just need to go out there and get some points. We were wrecked in Daytona and then last weekend, we had something go wrong with the transmission which put us down a number of laps. This weekend we have a great car and we are going to a track that I enjoy racing at.

"If we can avoid the wrecks and not have anything happen to us, it should be a great weekend for the No. 98 team. I know Larry (Carter) and all the guys are ready to get back out there."

Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"After they reconfigured the Vegas track a couple of years ago, it has really made the track a very technical track to get around. The car enters the corner at such a high speed due to the new banking the track has installed. It's a fun track to set up the car for and I think going into this weekend we have a pretty good car. The engineering support we have at Yates Racing really gives us a head start when we unload the car on Friday. The guys on pit road have done a great job so far this season and if we can just avoid any trouble and have a little bit of luck on our side, it should be a good weekend for the No. 98 Menards team."

* Menard has two starts at the 1.5-mile, Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

* In two starts, Menard has completed 99.1% of laps (529 of 524).

* Johns Manville will be onboard the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion for this weekend's Sprint Cup race.

-credit: yr

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Menard
Teams Yates Racing