Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Paul Menard who finished in the 16th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 15th
Top 5s: 1
Top 10s: 9
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“Paul Menard scored a win last year at Indianapolis that no one saw coming. Now, we’re a little more prepared and I could see him getting another one. He was aided last year coming out of the gate flying, so if he can do that again and not hit the summer slide, he could be in good positioning for the last quarter of the season.”
What Happened In 2012:
Menard started strong with two top 10 finishes in the first three races, then fell slat. Not that it was terrible finishes, but i...