27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Nationwide Series Paul Menard

Paul Menard
Biography

 

Birthday: August 21, 1980
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wis.
Current Residence: Charlotte, N.C.
Hobbies: Snow Skiing, Dirt Bikes, Hunting, Boating

Career Highlights:
• 2012-Recorded best finish (16th) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup driver points standings
• 2011-First Sprint Cup Series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
• 2008-First Sprint Cup Series Pole Award at Daytona International Speedway
• 2006-First NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at The Milwaukee Mile
• 2004-First Nationwide Series Pole Award at Kansas Speedway
• 2003-First ARCA Racing Series win at Talladega Superspeedway

Paul Menard will embark on his eighth full season in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition in 2014, piloting the familiar No. 27 Menards Chevrolet SS for the fourth consecutive season at Richard Childress Racing with veteran Crew Chief "Slugger" Labbe atop the pit box.

The Eau Claire, WI native began his racing career at age eight racing go karts. Menard won two Briggs Class Championships during his karting career.Following his karting stint, Menard raced in the International Ice Racing Association, winning 10 events. He also competed in the NASCAR Challenge Series (2001) and NASCAR Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series (2002), recording victories in both before advancing to the ARCA Racing Series in 2003. Menard competed in four ARCA events capturing his first pole at Winchester Speedway and his first win at Talladega Superspeedway.

From 2004-2006, Menard competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, tallying one win at The Milwaukee Mile, two poles, 13 top-fives and 31 top-10 finishes.

In 2007, the driver of the No. 27 machine made the move to full-time competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and won Rookie of the Race honors in four events. Menard's first Cup Series Pole Award came at Daytona International Speedway in 2008. In 2010 he joined forces with Slugger Labbe and the pair combined for a then career-best one top-five and six top-ten finishes.

Joining the RCR family in 2001, Menard's year was highlighted by his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Menard has been a steady performer on the track as he accumulated 8 top-fives and 26 top-tens during the past three seasons, finishing 17th in the 2013 point standings.

 

Racing Statistics
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Current Cup Standing:

  • Starts:
  • 36
  • Wins:
  • 0
  • Top 5:
  • 5
  • Top 10:
  • 13
  • Top 20:
  • 23
  • Standing:
  • 21st
NASCAR Nationwide Series

Current NNS Standing:

  • Starts:
  • 1
  • Wins:
  • 1
  • Top 5:
  • 3
  • Top 10:
  • 5
  • Top 20:
  • 7
  • Standing:
  • N/A
Racing Results
  • 2014
  • November
  • 16 - Homestead-Miami
    (Started 16th, Finished 4th)

    9 - Phoenix
    (Started 11th, Finished 23rd)
    2
    - Texas
    (Started 15th, Finished 17th)
  • October
  • 26 - Martinsville
    (Started 14th, Finished 14th)

    19
    - Talladega
    (Started 20th, Finished 36th)

    11
    - Charlotte
    (Started 6th, Finished 42nd)

    5 - Kansas
    (Started 13th, Finished 9th)
    4
    - Kansas NNS
    (Started 8th, Finished 4th)
  • September
  • 28 - Dover
    (Started 19th, Finished 16th)
    21 - Loudon
    (Started 14th, Finished 11th)
    14 - Chicago
    (Started 9th, Finished 21st)
    13
    - Chicago NNS
    (Started 6th, Finished 11th)
    6 - Richmond
    (Started 14th, Finished 18th)
  • August

  • 31 - Atlanta
    (Started 33rd, Finished 18th)

    23
    - Bristol
    (Started 17th, Finished 9th)
    17
    - Michigan
    (Started 7th, Finished 4th)
    10 - Watkins Glen
    (Started 20th, Finished 32nd)
    9 - Watkins Glen
    (Started 6th, Finished 9th)
    3 - Pocono
    (Started 29th, Finished 33rd)
  • July
  • 27 - Indianapolis
    (Started 29th, Finished 34th)
    26 - Indianapolis NNS
    (Started 9th, Finished 6th)
    13 - Loudon NH
    (Started 16th, Finished 19th)
    12 - Loudon NH NNS
    (Started 7th, Finished 19th)
    6 - Daytona Cup
    (Started 21st, Finished 16th)
  • June
  • 28 - Kentucky Cup
    (Started 12th, Finished 15th)
    27 - Kentucky NNS
    (Started 3rd, Finished 4th)
    22 - Sonoma Cup
    (Started 9th, Finished 5th)
    15 - Michigan Cup
    (Started 5th, Finished 4th)
    14 - Michigan NNS
    (Started 5th, Finished 1st)
    8 - Pocono Cup
    (Started 23rd, Finished 26th)
    1 - Dover Cup
    (Started 15th, Finished 10th)
  • May
  • 25 - Charlotte Cup
    (Started 21st, Finished 8th)
    16 - Charlotte Showdown Cup
    (Started 6th, Finished 9th)
    10 - Kansas Cup
    (Started 16th, Finished 17th)
    4 - Talladega Cup
    (Started 2nd, Finished 6th)
  • April
  • 26 - Richmond Cup
    (Started 9th, Finished 24th)
    12 - Darlington Cup
    (Started 11th, Finished 41st)
    7 - Texas Cup
    (Started 13th, Finished 9th)
  • March
  • 30 - Martinsville
    (Started 21st, Finished 10th)
    23 - Fontana
    (Started 30th, Finished 9th)
    16 - Bristol
    (Started 28th, Finished 21st)
    9 - Las Vegas
    (Started 21st, Finished 3rd)
    2 - Phoenix
    (Started 22nd, Finished 23rd)
  • February
  • 23 - Daytona Cup
    (Started 10th, Finished 32nd)
  • 2013
  • November
  • 17 - Miami
    (Started 12th, Finished 39th)
    10 - Phoenix
    (Started 13th, Finished 16th)
    3 - Texas
    (Started 4th, Finished 15th)
  • October
  • 27 - Martinsville
    (Started 23rd, Finished 22nd)
    20 - Talladega
    (Started 34th, Finished 4th)
    12 - Charlotte
    (Started 13th, Finished 24th)
    6 - Kansas
    (Started 8th, Finished 7th)
    5 - Kansas NNS
    (Started 4th, Finished 2nd)
  • September
  • 29 - Dover
    (Started 21st, Finished 18th)
    22 - Loudon
    (Started 7th, Finished 22nd)
    15 - Chicago
    (Started 11th, Finished 22nd)
    7 - Richmond
    (Started 22nd, Finished 5th)
  • August
  • 31 - Atlanta
    (Started 16th, Finished 24th)
    24 - Bristol
    (Started 21st, Finished 6th)
    18 - Michigan
    (Started 20th, Finished 4th)
    11 - Watkins Glen
    (Started 7th, Finished 17th)
    4 - Pocono
    (Started 21st, Finished 32nd)
  • July
  • 28 - Indy Brickyard
    (Started 23rd, Finished 12th)
    27 - Indianapolis NNS
    (Started 10th, Finished 6th)
    14 - Loudon
    (Started 14th, Finished 17th)
    13 - Loudon NNS
    (Started 16th, Finished 32nd)
    6 - Daytona
    (Started 6th, Finished 43rd)
  • June
  • 29 - Kentucky
    (Started 24th, Finished 30th)
    23 - Sonoma
    (Started 16th, Finished 14th)
    16 - Michigan
    (Started 4th, Finished 14th)
    15 - Michigan Nationwide
    (Started 2nd, Finished 3rd)
    9 - Pocono Cup
    (Started 9th, Finished 30th)
    2 - Dover Cup
    (Started 16th, Finished 20th)
  • May
  • 26 - Charlotte Cup
    (Started 22nd, Finished 13th)
    18 - Charlotte Showdown
    (Started 8th, Finished 4th)
    11 - Darlington Cup
    (Started 15th, Finished 19th)
    5 - Talladega Cup
    (Started 16th, Finished 26th)
  • April
  • 27 - Richmond Cup
    (Started 29th, Finished 13th)
    21 - Kansas Cup
    (Started 12th, Finished 10th)
    13 - Texas Cup
    (Started 19th, Finished 17th)
    7 - Martinsville Cup
    (Started 16th, Finished 19th)
  • March
  • 24 - Fontana Cup
    (Started 27th, Finished 8th)
    17 - Bristol Cup
    (Started 5th, Finished 9th)
    10 - Las Vegas Cup
    (Started 17th, Finished 10th)
    3 - Phoenix Cup
    (Started 16th, Finished 20th)
    2 - Phoenix NNS
    (Started 10th, Finished 33rd)
  • February
  • 24 - Daytona Cup
    (Started 16th, Finished 21st)
    23 - Daytona NNS
    (Started 10th, Finished 1st)