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Menards Looking for Rebound at Michigan MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 12, 2008) -- Paul Menard and the Dale Earnhardt Inc. backed No. 15 team head to Michigan International Speedway with their sights set on rebounding from several challenging...

Menards Looking for Rebound at Michigan

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 12, 2008) -- Paul Menard and the Dale Earnhardt Inc. backed No. 15 team head to Michigan International Speedway with their sights set on rebounding from several challenging weeks of racing and earning a season best finish in Sunday's 3-M Performance 400.

"I'm just eager to get back to a track where we've had some good runs," Menard said. "I definitely believe we can improve on our June run and record our first top ten of the year. Michigan is actually a lot like Atlanta, where I've usually run well. The track has a very wide racing surface where you can really search around and find a place that your car likes and will work at."

The No. 15 team returns to Michigan International Speedway with a brand new racecar, ready to battle for the team's first top ten of the 2008 season. After turning in a season-best 11th place performance during the June race, Crew Chief Doug Randolph has elevated expectations for this weekend.

"We built this car for the upcoming intermediate track events because we feel like it's our best type of track, as far as performance goes," Randolph said of the new Dale Earnhardt Inc. chassis #073. "As a team, we spent the extra time working on this particular car and I expect a good maiden voyage with it on Sunday."

The Dale Earnhardt Inc. test team has spent several consecutive weeks preparing for the intermediate track events by testing at Kentucky Speedway.

"The R&D team has been wearing out Kentucky Speedway," Menard explained. "So we'll see what they came up with and hopefully be able to apply those findings this weekend at Michigan."

-credit: pm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Paul Menard