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Paul Menard on Top at Richard Childress Racing in 2011 NASCAR Cup Season

"You can have your father buy your ride and write DEI a big check, but you can't buy talent. And that's what John Menard's been good at his whole life, is just buying success. He's bought his son a Nextel Cup ride and he's just got enough talent to just be in the way most of the time," Tony Stewart, after getting into Paul Menard on pit road in Fall 2007 Charlotte Cup race. What a difference four years makes. For this year's Daytona 500, Tony spent nearly the whole first half of the race pushing Menard around the track. Made a lot of sense, as they led 11 laps together, the last being lap 120 of the 208. Paul Menard completed the race alone in ninth. The following week in Phoenix, it seemed as if Menard was his usual self again, slippin...

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