NASCAR XFINITY Series - Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America
June 13, 2015 - Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 165 in the Great Clips 250 at Michigan International Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet Camaro is new for the 2015 season and will make its first laps on Friday during practice.
The Eau Claire, Wis., native driver has made nine NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the two-mile paved oval, collecting four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. Menard also has one pole award and one victory to his credit with an average starting position of 10.8 and an average finishing position of 7.7 and 68 laps led.
Last year in the spring edition of the XFINITY Series Michigan race, Menard and the No. 33 team were victorious at the Brooklyn, Mich., facility. Menard started the 250-mile event from the fifth position and battled a loose-handling race car for the beginning. On the final restart of the day, Menard was scored second and drove the No. 33 machine to the lead earning his second win in the XFINITY Series.
So far this season, the No. 33 team has accumulated some impressive stats with Menard, Austin Dillon and Brandon Jones. In 12 races, the RCR team has garnered two wins, four pole awards, seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes with 369 laps led.
Nick Harrison and the No. 33 XFINITY Series team has been competitive all season. Are you excited to get back behind the wheel of that car this weekend in Michigan?
I've been watching those guys run so strong this year, I'm extremely excited to get back in the 33 and try to win two-in-a-row at Michigan. - Paul Menard
Coverage for the XFINITY Series Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America at Michigan International Speedway will begin with both practice sessions on Friday, June 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox Sports 1. Qualifying will also be showcased on Fox Sports 1 live on Saturday, June 13, at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time and race coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. It will also be broadcast live on MRN and SiriusXM channel 90.