Paul Menard's Daytona 500 paint schemes and results
Editor's Note: As we count down to the start of the 2017 Daytona 500, we're going to showcase paint schemes and results for many of the top drivers in NASCAR each day between now and The Clash at Daytona.
When the green flag waves at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 on FOX, Paul Menard will compete in his 10th Great American Race. He’s posted an average finish of 18.7 in his previous nine 500s. Check out where Menard finished each time in the season opener and take a look at the different paint schemes he’s run:
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2008, 22nd-place finish for Dale Earnhardt Inc.
Menard appeared in his first Daytona 500 in 2008 in the No. 15 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Inc. After starting 21st, Menard didn’t make many moves as he finished 22nd.
2009, 38th for Yates Racing
Menard started the No. 98 Ford for Yates Racing in 2009 and got caught up in an accident after starting 19th. It would serve as his worst Daytona 500 finish.
2010, 13th for Richard Petty Motorsports
When Yates, Evernham Motorsports, and Petty Enterprises all merged, Menard moved to RPM and posted an 18th-place finish in the 500 after starting 23rd.