NASCAR XFINITY Series - California 300
March 25, 2017 - Auto Club Speedway-Fontana, CA
Paul Menard and the No. 2 Richmond / Menards Chevrolet Camaro at Auto Club Speedway
Menard has competed in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series events at the 2-mile track. He has one top-five and two top-10 finishes with his best start of seventh in October 2010 and finish of fourth in September 2006. The Wisconsin native has completed 97.9 percent of laps in competition with seven of them as the race leader.
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You return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. It's also your first time back in an NXS car at this track since 2010. How are you feeling about the weekend?
"Yeah, I'm looking forward to this weekend. It's always fun to work with Justin Alexander (crew chief) and the No. 2 team. We had a solid 2016 and this car has been strong so far this year, so I'm hoping to build on that for these guys. These races for me are about coming out here to win and learning all that we can for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Auto Club is unique with the seams on its surface. They add another element of character to the track. It's something you have to be aware of. If you get into the seams early in the corner then it pretty much messes up your entire corner. But if you can get your car pointed and drive across them then you're doing what works best. How you attack the seams really depends on what your car is doing. This is definitely a driver-friendly track and will be a lot of fun this weekend."
NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Auto Club Speedway
- Starts: 10
- Wins: 0
- Poles: 0
- Top 5 : 1
- Top 10: 2
- Average Start: 21.2
- Average Finish: 17.9