NASCAR XFINITY Series - Lilly Diabetes 250
July 25, 2015 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Indianapolis, IN
Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 167 in the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro is new for the 2015 season and will see track action for the first time during practice on Friday afternoon.
The Eau Claire, Wis., native driver has made three NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, collecting three top-10 finishes. Menard has an average starting position of 9.3, an average finishing position of 6.7. The RCR driver also has recorded a victory at the historic 2.5-mile speedway in 2011 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Last weekend, the XFINITY Series visited New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the 17th race of the 2015 season. Austin Dillon piloted the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet to a second-place finish after leading laps and battling a loose-handling race car.
So far this season, the No. 33 team has accumulated some impressive stats with Menard, Austin Dillon and Brandon Jones. In 17 races, the RCR team has garnered three wins, five pole awards, 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes with 418 laps led.
I practically grew up at the race track watching IndyCar races with my family, so Indy is one of my favorite tracks on the circuit. It's always special to come here for me and my family. Danny (Stockman, crew chief) won the race last year with Ty so I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel with him calling the shots on Saturday. Indy is the greatest track in the world to me, so getting a win in the XFINITY Series race would mean a lot. - Paul Menard
Coverage for the XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin with both practice sessions on Friday, July 24 at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time and 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Qualifying will also be showcased on NBC Sports Network live on Saturday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m. and race coverage will begin at 3 p.m. on NBC. It will also be broadcasted live on MRN and SiriusXM channel 90.