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Paul Menard, 32, is close to an extension with Richard Childress Racing. Menard is competing in his ninth NASCAR Sprint Cup season and has been driving the No. 27 Chevrolet for RCR since 2011.
Rumors had been spread that Menards father, John Menard — founder of the home improvement chain Menards, had been seeking to purchase Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing.
“It’s a great place,” Menard said of Richard Childress Racing., via FOX Sports “We’re making a lot of improvements also. When I came in we were running real good. It seemed like last year we took a step back but Richard has invested a lot in making the company better and we’re seeing that right now. It’s a very exciting place to be.”
Crew chief Slugger Labbe signed an extension with RCR two weeks ago. Labbe’s contract runs though the 2016 season. He has been the crew chief of Menard since 2010.
Menard has gotten off to a strong start this season currently ranking ninth in the Sprint Cup Series driver standings while finishing inside the...
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Paul Menard says he is "close" to re-signing with Richard Childress Racing.
Menard said he's "looking forward" to making an announcement soon that he will remain in the No. 27 Menard's Chevrolet. He topped the speed chart in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup practice at Darlington Raceway on Friday with a lap of 173.963 mph.
Menard, 32, is currently ninth...
Wait a minute…Paul Menard, daddy’s boy, and Kevin Harvick, heir to the Intimidator’s own ride at Richard Childress Racing?
How are we even comparing these two in the same sentence, much less implying that Menard may have surpassed Harvick?
Strange as it may sound, that’s exactly what seems to be in the process of taking place, week by week as the action unfolds on the track...
Paul Menard led the way with a lap of 28.268 seconds in the first practice for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 from Darlington. Rounding out the top five was Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Carl Edwards.
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Richard Childress Racing teammates finished fifth (Kevin Harvick), 19th (Paul Menard) and 21st (Jeff Burton).
Harvick and Menard are tied for 10th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, trailing leader Jimmie Johnson by 108 markers, while Burton ranks 20th.
The No. 29 Chevrolet SS team and No. 27 team are also tied for 10th in the Sprint Cup Series owner...