Hopeful To Get In The Groove At Kentucky

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NASCAR XFINITY Series – ALSCO 300
July 7, 2017 – Kentucky Speedway-Sparta, KY

This Week’s Richmond / Menards Chevrolet Camaro at Kentucky Speedway
Menard has competed in six NASCAR XFINITY Series events at the 1.5-mile track. He has two top-five and four top-10 finishes, with his best start of third coming in June 2014 and a finish of fourth occurring during that same event. The Wisconsin native has an average start of 8.5 and an average finish of 11.7.

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Since these cars are so different, what do you learn from the XFINITY Series cars that you can translate to your Cup car?

“The biggest thing you can learn from running the XFINITY Series race that applies to Cup car is tire pressures and how low you can get or how high. Different tire compounds want different things in terms of tire pressures and cambers. You also learn what grooves work when. Kentucky will be a good test for when that middle groove starts working and coming in, and if that translates to the Cup car. Laps always help just to figure everything out.”

NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Kentucky Speedway

  • Starts: 6
  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 0
  • Top 5 : 2
  • Top 10: 4
  • Average Start: 8.5
  • Average Finish: 11.7

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