Richmond II: Paul Menard preview

* In the Sprint Cup Series, Menard has recorded five starts at Richmond International Raceway. * Last weekend Menard finished 15th in his 100th Sprint Cup Series start. * Menard's best finish in five starts at Richmond was captured in...

* In the Sprint Cup Series, Menard has recorded five starts at Richmond International Raceway.

* Last weekend Menard finished 15th in his 100th Sprint Cup Series start.

* Menard's best finish in five starts at Richmond was captured in his first race at RIR, when he started 43rd and improved 27 positions to finish 16th.

* Turtle Wax will return to the hood of the No. 98 Turtle Wax / Menards Ford Fusion for this weekend's Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

Menard on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

"I think all the guys are looking forward to Richmond this weekend. Ford Racing and all the engineers at Yates Racing have done a lot of work on our short track program and I think we'll have a pretty good run this weekend.

"Last weekend in Atlanta was really good for the No. 98 Menards team. Our car was great on the long runs and I really think if we had three or four more laps there at the end, we would have picked up another few positions. Overall it was a good weekend and where I think our program is heading."

Crew Chief Larry Carter on racing at Richmond International Raceway:

"I think we are getting a lot better as a team and Paul has really started having some good luck and some good races. This weekend we need to focus on our qualifying right off the truck on Friday. If we can just get a little better qualifying run in, I think we'll end up a lot stronger in the race. Hopefully we can build on last weekend and have a good run in our No. 98 Turtle Wax / Menards Ford Fusion."

-credit: yr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Menard
Teams Yates Racing