PAUL MENARD IS TURNING HEADS

Paul Menard stood on Bristol's pit road. He had just climbed from his Richard Childress Racing machine. After 500 laps around Thunder Valley, Menard finished fifth. He is also ranked fifth in Cup Series points. Menard's PR representative was joyful, his crew chief was smiling, and his spotter gave him a high five while walking past.  But Menard did not look overly happy. He didn’t look angry or disappointed either. Without appearing to have a bead of sweat on his face a ...

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OPEN WHEEL POWER SHINES AT ATLANTA

 Kurt Busch won the spring Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second year in a row. He did it with a new crew chief, but the same car owner. Roger Penske strolled to victory lane on a day when the influence of single-seat and open cockpit racing became evident at the finish.  Penske, or "The Captain" as he is known around racing circuits, is synonymous with motorsports success. He has many owner trophies from NASCAR and even more from various Indycar-style series.& ...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL MENARD, YOUR 2009 FLOPPER AWARD WINNER

 By starting his car at Sunday's race in Homestead, Paul Menard took home the 2009 FLOPPER (Finishes Last in Overall Points while Participating in Every Race) award. Much like his counterpart at the top of the standings, there wasn’t much doubt who was winning the hardware going into the final weekend of the season. The title was Menard’s to lose - and it proved to be the only thing he did not lose this season. Mr. Menard follows in the footsteps of legendary drivers like R ...

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PAUL MENARD, YOUR DESTINY AWAITS

Following Sunday's race in Phoenix, Paul Menard takes a commanding 164-point lead in the FLOPPER (Finishes Last in Overall Points while Participating in Every Race) standings going into the final race of the year. So he has that going for him. Some notes of interest:1) Menard actually has fewer points than David Stremme, who has missed the last two races of the year.2) Menard is the only driver on this list with ZERO top-10 finishes this season. 3) The max difference between first and 43rd is ...

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FLOPPER STANDINGS: JOHNSON NOT ONLY DRIVER RACING AWAY WITH A TITLE

After Sunday's very early wreck at Talladega, Paul Menard (pictured above) is running away with this year's FLOPPER award. His lead now rivals Jimmie Johnson's at the top of the Sprint Cup standings. Big congratulations to former FLOPPER contender Jamie McMurray who won the race this weekend. He had been in the standings consistently through two races ago. After four straight finishes of 28th or worse, McMurray took sixth at Martinsville and won Talladega. McMurray now has two of his three ca ...

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