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2014 Watkins Glen: Paul Menard NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Aug 06, 2014 - 07:33 AM
2014 Watkins Glen: Paul Menard NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview

This Week's Turtle Wax / Menards Chevrolet at Pocono Raceway ... This weekend in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, Paul Menard and the No. 33 Turtle Wax/Menards Chevrolet Camaro team will race chassis No. 144. This Chevrolet Camaro is new to the RCR stable and will make its first laps on Friday morning during practice.


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Menard at The Glen ... In seven NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Watkins Glen International, Menard has an average starting position of 11.6 and an average finish of 12.9. The RCR driver has amassed one top-five and four top-10 finishes at the 2.45-mile road course. Menard has completed 99.7 percent of the laps around the track. In addition, Menard has 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts.

Nationwide Series Racing ... Menard is scheduled to compete in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series events this season in the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro. At this point in his part-time NNS season, Menard won the race at Michigan International Speedway, amassed two top-five and three top-10 finishes. Menard is scheduled to also race at Chicagoland Speedway and Kansas Speedway.

Double Duty ... In addition to driving the No. 33 Turtle Wax/Menards Chevrolet Camaro in Saturday afternoon's race, Menard will pilot the No. 27 SPLASH/Menards Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday afternoon. This race is scheduled to air live on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, along with MRN and SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

About Turtle Wax ... Turtle Wax® is the world leader in car care with sales in over 90 countries. Founded more than 60 years ago in Chicago, Ill., the company is recognized for its continuous innovation in manufacturing appearance and performance car care products for the retail consumer market and the commercial car care and professional detailing industries. For more information, visit www.turtlewax.com or follow Turtle Wax on Facebook and Twitter.

Looking Back ... The last time Menard raced at Watkins Glen International in the NASCAR Nationwide Series was in 2012. The RCR driver qualified third and crossed the finish line in the eighth position.

What are your thoughts heading in to this weekend at Watkins Glen International?
"Watkins Glen is fun road course for us. You can pass a lot easier here than at Sonoma, so it always makes for an interesting race. I look forward to what Nick (Harrison, Crew Chief) and the No. 33 Turtle Wax/Menards crew have for us this weekend."

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