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Paul Menard: Moving Forward

By December 20, 2012

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Paul Menard originally started his NASCAR Sprint Cup career has a road course ringer.  His car control skills and the ability to use his head and bring the car back home in one piece caught the attention of someone at Dale Earnhardt Inc. which launched him on his first full Sprint Cup season in 2007.

In the six full seasons since then Menard has driven for Earnhardt, Robert Yates, Richard Petty and now Richard Childress.   Although he has just one win and one pole so far he has showed steady progress in the points.  In 2009 he was 31st in the final standings and has climbed steadily forward to a career best 16th last year.

Menard will be back in 2013 for the final year of his contract with Childress.  Will he continue his steady climb and contend for a spot in the Chase?  I think he can.


December 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm
(1) Guy Snyder Iv says:

Paul drove for Dale Earnhardt Inc. not for Dale Jr. Whether or not Dale Jr had a role in picking him up, I’m not sure.

January 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm
(2) Jeremy says:

Where in this entire article does it say Paul Menard drove for Dale Jr, Guy? Three paragraphs can’t contain your attention span? Moving on, imho Paul Menard will make the Chase this year.

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