Paul Menard will make his 11th NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Dover International Speedway in Saturday's Heluva Good! 200, aiming for his third top-10 finish in eight starts at Dover.
In 2009, Menard finished sixth at Dover, his best finish to date.
"I qualified and
ran well there last year and am looking forward to Dover," Menard said. "[Crew chief] Matt [Puccia]'s got a
solid strategy and setup for the race which will give us the
opportunity to lead some laps and contend for a wind."
Puccia believes the track at Dover has the potential to serve Menard well.
"Dover is a fast track, with two grooves where the driver’s ability can make a big difference," he said. "Paul ran well there last year and we have a setup that can potentially pay dividends at the end of the race."
Menard, still seeking a win in the 2010 NNS season, competed in the Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 8, starting in the 16th position and working his way up to 10th by lap 12. On lap 50, he recorded the fastest lap of the field, finishing 10th overall and advancing to sixth in Nationwide Points standings.
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