Richard Childress Racing announced 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 entry driven by Menard, rcrracing.com reports.
The sunshine in turn three at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday hampered Bayne on his qualifying lap, but a sunny day was just what Bayne and the crew of his No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion needed to qualify for the Wood Brothers' 1,400th Sprint Cup start, woodbrothersracing.com reports.
Greg Zipadelli, the competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing and longtime confidante of Stewart, said the team has fallen behind on technology relative to the top NASCAR Sprint Cup teams, SPEEDtv reports.