Texas: Paul Menard preview

FAST FACTS * PAUL MENARD will make his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Texas Motor Speedway in Saturday's O'Reilly 300. * MENARD AT TEXAS... In seven starts at Texas, Menard has four top-15 starts and three top-10 finishes....

FAST FACTS

* PAUL MENARD will make his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Texas Motor Speedway in Saturday's O'Reilly 300.

* MENARD AT TEXAS... In seven starts at Texas, Menard has four top-15 starts and three top-10 finishes. Menard's best finish at Texas came last season when he finished fifth.

* LAPS...Menard has completed all (100%) of the laps he has attempted in NNS competition in 2010.

* Menard has completed 1400 of 1406 (99.6%) of the laps he has attempted in NNS competition at Texas.

* ON THE TRACK...The No. 98 team will carry the Richmond/Menards paint scheme on its Ford Fusion for this weekend's NNS O'Reilly 300 at Texas.

QUOTES

Paul Menard on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

"We had a strong run at Texas in 2009 and I am confident this team has what it takes to challenge for a win this weekend. It is a testament to our guys that we have completed every lap this year."

Crew chief Matt Puccia on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

"Texas is a fast track where qualifying up front and running in the top 10 is key. The track tends to get tight as the race progresses, so having a good set up is critical. The track can also be hard on tires, so tire management and pit strategy are also essential in having a good run."

-source: menard/rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Paul Menard