Phoenix II: Paul Menard preview

* BACK TO NATIONWIDE IN PHOENIX...Menard will be behind the wheel of the No. 98 Richmond / Menards Ford Fusion this weekend in the Nationwide Series race at PIR. In 14 NNS starts this season, Menard has recorded one top-five, four top-10 and 11 ...

* BACK TO NATIONWIDE IN PHOENIX...Menard will be behind the wheel of the No. 98 Richmond / Menards Ford Fusion this weekend in the Nationwide Series race at PIR. In 14 NNS starts this season, Menard has recorded one top-five, four top-10 and 11 top-15 finishes.

* PREVIOUS NATIONWIDE STARTS...Menard has seven previous starts at Phoenix International Raceway in the Nationwide Series and has recorded four top-15 finishes.

Menard on racing at Phoenix International Raceway in the Nationwide Series:

"I'm glad to be back with Matt (Puccia) and all the guys on the No. 98 Richmond / Menards team for the final two races of the season. It would be great to go out on a high note with these guys and look to build something going into next season. Those guys in the Nationwide shop have given me such good Ford Fusions all season, and I'm looking to be back in one this weekend. I've won out at Phoenix before in the Southwest Series and really enjoy racing at the track."

Crew Chief Matt Puccia on racing at Phoenix International Raceway in the Nationwide Series:

"It's been a few weeks since the No. 98 Richmond / Menards guys have been at the track and I know they are looking forward to getting back this weekend and next with Paul. We've had some good runs and have learned quite a bit and are looking for a good run this weekend. We didn't have as good of run as I thought we would earlier this year, but it's something to build on for this race. We know what we need to do, we just need to go out there and get it done."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Paul Menard