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2011 Brickyard 400: Paul Menard Moves into Wild-Card Spot with Brickyard 400 Win

Paul Menard Shocks the Field, Kisses the Bricks at the Brickyard 400And the winner of the winner of the Brickyard 400 is...Paul Menard? Just when it seemed like Tony Stewart could make a move and situate himself in the Chase, Menard came out of nowhere and snatched the checkered from the clutches of Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Mr. Brickyard himself, Jeff Gordon.Before the race began, only one racer between 11-20 in the standings had a win. Now, there are three. The significance in that is that along the top-10 racers in the standings, the two racers ranked between 11-20 with the most wins will be participating in the Chase.Menard is now right in the thick of the wild-card race. It only took one win to put him in wild-card contention and it ...

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