Bristol: Paul Menard preview

* In the Sprint Cup Series, Menard has recorded three starts at Bristol Motor Speedway. * His best finish in three starts was last August when Menard started and finished the race from the 16th position. * Johns Manville will be back on the...

* In the Sprint Cup Series, Menard has recorded three starts at Bristol Motor Speedway.

* His best finish in three starts was last August when Menard started and finished the race from the 16th position.

* Johns Manville will be back on the hood of the No. 98 Johns Manville / Menards Ford Fusion for this weekend's Food City 500.

Chassis: Primary -- RK-462
Backup -- RK-506

Menard on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"After a weekend off I'm really excited to get back to the track this weekend. We certainly haven't started our season off the way we wanted to and have fallen back a little bit in the points. We've had some solid cars, but just haven't had the luck on the track that we've had in setting them up. We know we are in a tough spot in the points and need a solid run this weekend at Bristol.

Bristol is a track that I feel I've run pretty well at in the past and hopefully we can have a solid run this weekend to help us out a little. This weekend at Bristol is my first weekend back in a Nationwide car for Yates Racing. It's been a long time since I've run the Nationwide Series, but looking forward to getting back out there on Saturday and seeing what we can learn for the race on Sunday. If we can qualify well this weekend and stay out of trouble on the track it should be a good weekend for our No. 98 Johns Manville Ford Fusion."

Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Racing at Bristol is always a lot of fun and I think after a weekend off all the guys are ready to get back to the track. Certainly, we have a lot of ground to make up this weekend at Bristol, as our season certainly hasn't gotten off to the start that we were hoping for this year. Whether it was bad luck or being caught up in a wreck we are in a tough position right now. All the guys know what we need to get it done and hopefully we can start this weekend with a good solid run for Paul and the No. 98 team."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Menard
Teams Yates Racing