May 07, 2013
Paul Menard 2013 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Preview
Press Release

2013 Paul Menard - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
2013 Paul Menard - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Paul Menard

No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet SS

Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet … Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 414 at Darlington Raceway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS was previously run this season at Auto Club Speedway finishing eighth.

“Lady in Black” Stats … Menard has six career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Darlington Raceway. His best start of 14th and best finish of 13th both came in 2012. The Wisconsin native has completed 2,161 of 2,206 laps attempted (98 percent) at the 1.366-mile track.

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Vote Now, Vote Often … Fans have the opportunity to vote Menard into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 18 with the Sprint Fan Vote. You can vote for Menard online at Voting is unlimited. Fans can also vote on their mobile handsets by using the NASCAR Mobile 2013 application. Votes from the application count twice.

Race Rewind … In his last appearance at Darlington Raceway, Menard started the No. 27 Chevrolet from the 14th position and brought home a 13th-place finish, his best effort to-date at the track.


Menard’s Thoughts on Racing at Darlington Raceway: “It a great track, and a lot of fun to drive. Since the repave we haven’t seen the tire wear that Darlington (Raceway) is known for. With the new pavement it has lost some of its character and drives a lot like some of the 1.5-mile tracks. It’s still a really cool track to race on and I’m anxious to see what our Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet has when we unload for practice on Friday. Turns one and two are really fast, and in turns three and four you’ve got to slow the car up a lot, which makes it tough to gauge how you want to lay your splitter down. You’ve just got to decide which end you want to set up for.”

Source: Richard Childress Racing

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