Montreal: Paul Menard preview

* Paul Menard will be making his first career start at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend. * Menard has four top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season in the Nationwide Series. * Menard has an average start of 13.5 and an average finish of...

* Paul Menard will be making his first career start at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend.

* Menard has four top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season in the Nationwide Series.

* Menard has an average start of 13.5 and an average finish of 16.3 in six road course starts in the Nationwide Series.

* Tarkett will debut on the hood of the No. 98 Tarkett / Menards Ford Fusion this weekend in Montreal.

Menard on racing at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the Nationwide Series:

"This is going to be a great weekend in Montreal. I'm really excited about both racing there and checking out Montreal. This week I've been running the course on a video game that I have at home to visualize the course and to know where the turns are and get a good idea of where the braking points are around the course. I've heard that it's a very technical course and is very hard on the brakes. I know Matt and all the guys on the team are looking forward to this weekend and getting a good finish for Tarkett who is making their first start on the hood of our No. 98 Ford Fusion."

Crew Chief Matt Puccia on racing at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the Nationwide Series:

"We are taking the same car this weekend that we took up to Watkins Glen a few weeks ago. We had a miscue in qualifying that set us back in terms of track position, but overall I thought we had a really good car. We'll practice on Saturday and let Paul get as comfortable with the car as he can, then work on our qualifying setup. Montreal is a tight course with not a lot of passing zones, so track position and a good pit strategy are key in running well this weekend."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Paul Menard