WELCOME, N.C. (May 24, 2013) – Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced today that Menards, the third-largest home improvement store in the United States, has signed a multi-year partnership renewal of the No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) entry driven by Paul Menard.
Menards first partnered with RCR in 2011 and enjoyed a top-10 finish in the Daytona 500. Later that year, Menard scored his first NSCS victory by claiming the prestigious Brickyard 400 checkered flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“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.”
Menard is in his sixth full season of NSCS competition and is currently tied for 10th in the driver point standings. The Eau Claire, Wis., native has scored four top-10 finishes in the first 11 races of the 2013 season.
“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.”
Menards has a long, successful history as a racing sponsor dating back to the 1970’s. A family-owned company started in 1960 and headquartered in Eau Claire, Wis., Menards has 280 retail store locations throughout the Midwest.
For additional information on today’s announcement, and all that’s happening at RCR, please visit www.rcrracing.com. For more information on Menards please visit www.menards.com and for more information on Paul visit www.menardsracing.com.
Menards carries a complete selection of high-quality, name brand merchandise and the tools, materials and supplies for all your home improvement needs. Whether you’re a beginning do-it-yourselfer or more experienced contractor, there is something for everyone at Menards from just needing a light bulb or can or paint to building a deck or new home. Menards is widely recognized as the place to “Save Big Money!” and has always been dedicated to service and quality, treating guests like family in a hometown hardware store atmosphere. To locate a store near you, please visit www.menards.com.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 14 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2013 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar/Cheerios Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge/Armour Vienna Sausage/Fast Fixin’/Charter/Husky Liners Chevrolet), 2012 Nationwide Series rookie of the year Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet) and an all-star driver lineup on the No. 33 Menards/Rheem/WESCO/Armour Vienna Sausage/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Fast Fixin’ Chevrolet team. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program will consist of 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet).