Paul Menard
Paul Menard
Paul Menard
Paul Menard
38-Year-Old Driver
Wood Brothers Racing
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
NATIONWIDE
Points
0
Starts
4
Wins
0
Poles
0
Top5
1
Top10
4
Series
SPRINT
Points
692
Starts
36
Wins
0
Poles
1
Top5
1
Top10
7
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Menard landed at Wood Brothers Racing during the off-season. He moves from Richard Childress Racing and the No. 27 Chevrolet and into the No. 21 Ford at Wood Brothers. Ryan Blaney elevated this small race team from part-time to full-time competition over the last two seas... read more
Menard landed at Wood Brothers Racing during the off-season. He moves from Richard Childress Racing and the No. 27 Chevrolet and into the No. 21 Ford at Wood Brothers. Ryan Blaney elevated this small race team from part-time to full-time competition over the last two seasons. Menard will now be tasked with maintaining those gains and keeping this single-car team competitive. He brings his family sponsorship of Menards which will help tremendously to fund the team. Blaney grabbed a win and 14 Top 10's with this team last year, and those would be lofty goals for Menard. However, that potential is present and should be a motivator for the 37-year-old driver. Menard is a bit past his prime as a NASCAR driver, but he should enjoy a minor rebound in the upcoming season as this team carries a lot of momentum into 2018.
Car: No. 21 Ford   Crew Chief: Greg Erwin   DOB: 8/21/1980   Country: USA   
Rallies to Finish 10th at Vegas
NASCAR Cup
September 17, 2018
Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Aquafina team battled back from early-race adversities to finish 10th in Sunday's South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, woodbrothersracing.com reports.
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  1. Paul Menard 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Paul Menard 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Menard is coming off one of his least productive seasons in recent memory. The Richard Childress Racing veteran only managed three Top-10 finishes in all of 2016 and that led to a lowly 25th-place finish in the point standings. Those marks were seven-year lows for the driver of the No. 27 Chevrolet. Menard got a change in crew chiefs at the end of last season when veteran chief Matt Borland came on board with the team. This should hopefully spur the veteran driver to better performance this season once the two develop some chemistry and communication. Menard has the potential to post 8-10 Top 10s this season, so his ability to climb these rankings is obvious. 2017 is a contract year for Menard, so the motivation to improve will certainly be there.
  3. Paul Menard 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Menard is entering a contract season in his sixth year at Richard Childress Racing. While this driver and team has steadily improved over their time together, last year was a bit of a downturn in performance. Menard only posted five top-10 finishes en route to a 14th-place finish in the driver standings. While his average finish stayed good at 17.1, there just weren't the great runs in there that we're used to seeing with this veteran driver. Justin Alexander will return atop the team's war wagon in 2016 and hope to turn things back in the right direction. Menard has the ability to post 9-12 top-10 finishes and make a bid for a Chase berth. With his contract status in limbo at the end of 2016, there's plenty of motivation for this driver to improve and encourage a contract extension at RCR.
  4. Paul Menard 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Last year was a bit of a lost season for Richard Childress Racing as a whole, but Menard somehow managed to tread water. He collected a career-best nine Top 10’s and finished a respectable 16th in the final championship standings. Still, he was unable to find victory lane which was a major frustration for the winner of the 2011 Brickyard 400. The trends are RCR are a bit troubling so it’s hard to be overly optimistic for Menard and the No. 27 team in 2013. With the departure of teammate Kevin Harvick at the end of next year and the waning performance of teammate Jeff Burton, Menard will get more focus from the RCR team, but at an expense.
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Rallies to Finish 10th at Vegas
NASCAR Cup
September 17, 2018
Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Aquafina team battled back from early-race adversities to finish 10th in Sunday's South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, woodbrothersracing.com reports.
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Starting at Rear of Watkins Glen Field
NASCAR Cup
August 5, 2018
Kurt Busch's No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and Menard's No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford failed Sunday morning's pre-race inspection at Watkins Glen International. Their speeds from Saturday's Busch Pole Qualifying have been disallowed, NASCAR.com reports.
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Wins Chicago Pole
NASCAR Cup
June 30, 2018
Menard won the pole for the Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday evening. He turned a fast lap of 180.012 mph.
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Fifth-Place at Michigan
NASCAR Cup
June 10, 2018
Menard finished fifth in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
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Sixth-Place at Kansas Speedway
NASCAR Cup
May 13, 2018
Menard and the No. 21 Menards/Atlas team put a couple of disappointing weekends in the rear-view mirror on Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. The team rebounded in a big way by qualifying among the Top 12 and coming away with a sixth-place finish in the KC Masterpiece 400, woodbrothersracing.com reports.
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