Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/10/14

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 15: Paul Menard, driver of the #98 Johns Manville Ford, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 15, 2009 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
credit: getty images 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 driver with the team and will provide RCR with sponsorship for one of its cars going forward. “He has shown his ability to be consistent, competitive and win on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level,” team owner Richard Childress said. “He did that in the Brickyard 400 with us at Indy. Having (crew chief) Slugger Labbe and the entire crew coming back gives us something to build on to win more races, make the Chase and contend for a championship.” Menard surprised many when he won the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thus far this year Menard is 10th in the driver standings with four finishes insi...
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