NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - New Hampshire 301
July 19, 2015 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Loudon, NH
Chassis No. 485 will make a comeback this weekend after being utilized earlier this season at Richmond International Raceway (Start: 15 / Finish: 15) and Phoenix International Raceway (Start: 21 / Finish: 14).
Menard has 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.058-mile track which include four top-10 and eight top-15 starts. He also has six top-20 finishes and has completed 99.2 percent of laps in competition. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin native has also earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes in seven NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Justin Alexander has impressive stats in his first year as a full-time Sprint Cup Series crew chief. In 21 races with Menard, Alexander has led the team to one top-five, 12 top-15 and 16 top-20 starts. He's also collected 17 top-20, 14 top-15 and three top-five finishes. Alexander is also the first three-time winner of the MOOG Problem Solver of the Race award this season.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a hard track to get a hold of. What are your thoughts heading into this weekend?
It's a fun track. You can run on what's kind of like an apron. The bottom groove is flat so it's like having an apron. The fast groove is a little more up so it's like having high banking so you can change your position around a little bit. Everybody runs the same speed and it's extremely hard to pass. Literally, you might have five guys in practice that excel but the rest of the field is running the same speed which makes track position extremely important. It's definitely a cool track. - Paul Menard
The New Hampshire 301 will be televised live Sunday, July 19 beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.