Charlotte: Paul Menard preview

Paul Menard * In the Nationwide Series, Menard has four starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway with one top-five and one top-10 finish under his belt. * Menard has led three laps in the Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor ...

Paul Menard

* In the Nationwide Series, Menard has four starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway with one top-five and one top-10 finish under his belt.

* Menard has led three laps in the Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Yates Racing

* On Friday, May 22nd Yates Racing will open its doors for the Inaugural Yates Racing Fan Day. Fans are encouraged to come out and see the Yates campus and receive a VIP view of the Yates shop. Special autograph appearances from Bobby Labonte, Paul Menard and Doug Yates will begin at 10 a.m. Vendors will also be onsite with free give-aways.

Chassis:
Primary -- RK-553 Last raced at Texas; Finished fifth
Backup -- RK-366

Menard on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series:

"It's been awhile since I've been in a Nationwide Series car at Charlotte. In my few starts at Charlotte, I've run pretty well. We are taking the same care that we ran top five with at Texas. It's unfortunate that we missed the Darlington race a couple weekends ago because of qualifying being rained out. So far, the weather looks good for this weekend. I know (Matt) Puccia and all the guys are ready to get back at it this weekend in our No. 98 Richmond / Menards Ford Fusion."

Crew Chief Matt Puccia on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series:

"We had a great Ford Fusion for the race in Darlington, myself and all the guys were disappointed we didn't get a chance to showcase it. With this being our hometown track, I know that everyone is excited about the race on Saturday night. With a solid qualifying effort on Saturday afternoon, I know we'll have a good car and be ready to go for the race on Saturday night."

-credit: yr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Paul Menard
Teams Yates Racing