Apr 11, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Paul Menard (27) is interviewed during practice for the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Menard Signs Contract Extension With Richard Childress Racing

Paul Menard and Richard Childress Racing today announced that Menards has signed a new three year contract with the team.

Menards joined obviously with Menard who joined RCR back in 2011. In the first year with Richard Childress Racing, Menard scored a his first victory winning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He scored a solid top-ten finish at the Daytona 500 to start the season off as well.

Menard is currently sitting tied for tenth in the driver point standings and having one of the best seasons yet in his career.

Richard Childress on the agreement:

“It is great to have Paul Menard back in the No. 27 Menards Chevrolet as our driver,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of RCR. “He has shown his ability to be consistent, competitive and win on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level. He did that in the Brickyard 400 (2011) with us at Indy. Having ‘Slugger’ Labbe (crew chief) and the entire crew coming back gives us something to build on to win more races, make The Chase and contend for a championship.

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Menards. They are a great organization with strong customer service values who successfully use their racing program to promote their business. We couldn’t be prouder to represent them as part of our race team and future.”

Paul Menard on the agreement:

“My family, all of our great team members at Menards and I are excited to extend our partnership with Richard and Richard Childress Racing,” said Menard. “Being part of a family-owned and operated business I can relate to the team’s goals and objectives. We will continue to grow together and build our relationship, achieving even greater accomplishments in the future.”

With the current standing thus far this season, Menard is most certainly in contention to steal a spot in this year’s Chase. Don’t be surprised to see hi reach victory lane again either!

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