Texas: Paul Menard preview

Menard on racing at Texas Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series: "I feel like we started out the Nationwide program with the No. 98 Richmond / Menards team on the right foot in Bristol a couple weeks ago. While we didn't have the best run, I...

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

"I feel like we started out the Nationwide program with the No. 98 Richmond / Menards team on the right foot in Bristol a couple weeks ago. While we didn't have the best run, I felt like Matt (Puccia) has put together a strong team that is capable of running really well. We had some great pit stops and Matt did a great job of calling the race.

"I really like racing at Texas, it's a track in the Nationwide Series that I've run well at in the past and posted a couple top-10 finishes there. It's a fast track and a place where the driver has a lot of control; where you don't always have to run the same line. I know Ford Racing has some great history at the 1.5-mile track, which gives me a good feeling going into this weekend's race."

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

"The No. 98 Richmond / Menards team got off to a pretty good start in Bristol a few weeks ago. We went back to the shop and worked on a few things that should help Paul this weekend in Texas. Texas is a unique 1.5-mile track. The corners all look the same, but there is a huge difference between turn two and turn four. You have to make sure you set up the car well enough that it handles on both ends of the track. We have a solid intermediate program to work off of going into this weekend. It should be a good weekend for the No. 98 Menards team."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Paul Menard