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NASCAR XFINITY Series – Pocono Green 250
June 10, 2017 – Pocono Raceway-Long Pond, PA
This Week’s Richmond / Menards Chevrolet at Pocono Raceway
Paul Menard will return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend at Pocono Raceway in the No. 2 Richmond / Menards Chevrolet. Menard’s last appearance in the series was at Auto Club Speedway back in March. He ran in the series’ inaugural race last year at Pocono and finished in seventh place. Menard has 20 previous starts at the “Tricky Triangle” in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and he recorded his best finish of ninth place in 2012.
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You’re going to be doing double duty in Pocono. With the XFINITY and Cup cars being so different there, what do you expect to learn on Saturday that you can use for Sunday?
“I like having the opportunity to race in the XFINITY Series. I have a lot of fun out there. It’s a low-pressure environment to just go out and race. The rules packages for the cars at Pocono are very different, but you always pick up something for the next day. The XFINITY cars draft really well, and there’s a lot of competition. So even though the cars are setup differently in the two series, I always find that I learn more to perform better the next day, even if it’s just how to hit my line better through the turns.”
NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Pocono Raceway
- Starts: 1
- Wins: 0
- Poles: 0
- Top 5 : 0
- Top 10: 1
- Average Start: 7
- Average Finish: 7