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Menards is sticking with Richard Childress Racing.
RCR announced the home improvement store signed a multi-year partnership renewal to back the No. 27 Sprint Cup series car driven by Paul Menard.
Menards first signed on with RCR in 2011. Childress said it was great to have Menard back as driver and Slugger Labbe return as crew chief so the program could build on the promise it's shown the past few seasons. Menard drove the car to win in the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He's tied for 10th in points standings this season.
Menard said he and all his family were happy to continue their relationship and growth with RCR.
Menard will start 22nd in Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Paul Menard’s future was never in real doubt. On Friday official word came that the 32-year-old and Richard Childress Racing had reached a deal which will keep the driver in the No. 27 Chevrolet.
Keeping Menard at RCR was important to the organization as Menard brings sponsorship from his family’s home improvement store. The re-signing of Menard keeps the...
Paul Menard has extended his contract to drive Richard Childress Racing's No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet.
Sponsor Menards has also extended its contract to remain on the driver's entry. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Menard joined the organization in 2011 and later that season earned his first Sprint Cup win in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
WELCOME, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced today that Menards, the third-largest home improvement store in the United States, has signed a multi-year partnership renewal of the No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) entry driven by Paul Menard.
Menards first partnered with RCR in 2011 and enjoyed a top-10 finish in the Daytona 500. Later that year, Menard scored his...
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