NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts
June 29, 2013 - Kentucky Speedway
Paul Menard, No. 27
Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 414 at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS previously ran at Darlington Raceway in May and was tested earlier this month at Kentucky Speedway. Menard has two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile oval. His best start of 10th came in 2011 and best finish of 12th came in 2012. The Wisconsin native has completed 533 of 534 laps attempted (99 percent) at the Sparta, Ky., track. In this event last year at Kentucky Speedway, Menard started the No. 27 Chevrolet 15th and finished 12th, collecting his best finish to date at the 1.5-mile speedway.
Kentucky (Speedway) is a flat 1.5-mile track, it has high-frequency bumps and is really wide. It's a track with a lot of character and I enjoy going there. We tested at Kentucky for a couple of days earlier this month and learned a lot. Hopefully the weather will be similar to our test session and we can apply that information to this weekend. It's always nice to get a little extra track time any chance we can get. I know my guys have worked really hard to give me a fast SYLVANIA/Menards Chevrolet and we'll see what we've got when we turn our first laps of the weekend on Friday. - Paul Menard
TNT's live coverage from Kentucky Speedway begins Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.