Darlington: Paul Menard preview

FAST FACTS * In the Nationwide Series, Menard has five starts and has recorded two top-15 finishes. * Menard has completed 99.6% of laps in six starts in the Nationwide Series at Darlington Raceway (732 of 735 laps). Yates Racing *...

FAST FACTS

* In the Nationwide Series, Menard has five starts and has recorded two top-15 finishes.

* Menard has completed 99.6% of laps in six starts in the Nationwide Series at Darlington Raceway (732 of 735 laps).

Yates Racing

* On Friday, May 22nd Yates Racing will open its doors for the Inaugural Yates Racing Fan Day. Fans are encouraged to come out and see the Yates campus and receive a VIP view of the Yates shop. Special autograph appearances from Bobby Labonte, Paul Menard and Doug Yates will begin at 10 a.m. Vendors will also be onsite with free give-aways.

Menard on racing at Darlington Raceway in the Nationwide Series:

"I've been really happy with the runs that we've had so far in the Nationwide Series. Matt (Puccia) and all the guys on the Richmond / Menards team have done a great job getting these cars fast when we unload at the track. Matt tells me we'll have a good car this weekend in Darlington. Night racing is always a lot of fun, and to be back with the Nationwide guys this weekend should be a good race. We'll race this weekend in Darlington and then again at Charlotte in a couple of weeks."

Crew Chief Matt Puccia on racing at Darlington Raceway in the Nationwide Series:

"Darlington is a tough track to setup for with these cars. Each corner is a little different and just because you are good in one and two, doesn't mean that you'll be good down in three and four. You have to find the right balance between the two and make sure the driver is comfortable. I know we have some great power under these hoods and with the setups that Ford Racing helps us with, we should have a great weekend in our No. 98 Richmond / Menards Ford Fusion."

-credit: yr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Paul Menard
Teams Yates Racing