Sonoma: Menard - Friday media visit

Pul Menard, driver of the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion, will be competing in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series road course races this weekend. He spoke about his plans after practice today at Infineon Raceway. PAUL MENARD -...

Pul Menard, driver of the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion, will be competing in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series road course races this weekend. He spoke about his plans after practice today at Infineon Raceway.

PAUL MENARD - No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion - "We have a really good car. Our MasterCraft Ford was really quick in practice on our test day Thursday. The last I heard Michel Jourdain had it P1 in the practice this morning, so we've got a really fast car. Matt Pucia is doing a really good job preparing it and, hopefully, I don't let them down and we get to Victory Lane on Saturday."

BILL ELLIOTT WILL PRACTICE YOUR CAR. HOW DOES THAT FEEL? "We were tossing around names to practice the car and Slugger said, 'We can probably talk to Bill Elliott.' I was like, 'Man, I didn't even think that was possible.' We did our test at Road Atlanta a couple of weeks ago and Bill Elliott came down and sat in the car and drove a few laps and he was like a little kid. He's cool to hang out with and you couldn't ask for a more experienced guy to help set up the car and help the guys out. I really appreciate Bill doing that. It sucks that we're gonna have to miss a full day on Saturday, but I think our car here is pretty good too."

-source: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Michel Jourdain