The Menards Chevy Serieswill spotlight some of the most outstanding Chevy varieties, including Corvettes, Camaros, Chevelles, El Caminos, Monte Carlos and many more. The series will feature current to late restored models alongside of the dedicated owner that set them aside from daily drivers. Not only will the series promote externally appealing Chevys, but also the individual story behind each restoration. Special selections and award winners will also be spotlighted during the series.The 13 episode series will include footage from each individual event, concluded by an episode of collected highlights to end the season. Select shows will also include highlights of high speed drag racing from some of the fastest Chevys in the nation. Tune in to the Velocity Network on October 1, at 9:30 am EST for the premier of the Menards Chevy Series. The series will continue every Saturday from October 1 to December 24, 2016.
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Paul Menard (born August 21, 1980) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 21 Ford Fusion for Wood Brothers Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske. He is the son of Midwestern home improvement tycoon John Menard Jr., founder of the Menards chain.
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Menard's racing career began at the age of eight when he won the Briggs Junior Karting Class Championship in his native Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He later won the Briggs Medium Class Champion before working his way up to higher level racing. He began ice racing at the age of 15 and won 10 International Ice Racing Association events in his career. He continues to compete in IIRA events in and around Wisconsin. In the summers he raced legends cars on short tracks in Wisconsin. He borrowed Bryan Reffner's Late Model for a week winning his heat race and placing around fourth in the feature. He decided to build his own late model and raced the car three to four times per week. In an interview with Motorsports Minute, Menard said he chose stock cars over Indy Cars because there was no feeder series for Indy Car in his native Wisconsin. In 2000, he began racing a limited schedule in the NASCAR Re/Max Challenge Series, finishing 13th in points. During his rookie season in 2001, he earned a pole and victory at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, finishing ninth in points. The 2002 season saw Menard compete in ReMax Challenge (two poles, seventh in points), SCCA Trans-Am (one front-row start, four top-10 finishes), Grand Am Cup (victories at Fontana and Phoenix) and the NASCAR Southwest Tour. He capped his season in the latter series with a last-lap pass of veteran Ken Schrader for the Phoenix victory. In 2003, Menard joined Andy Petree Racing to compete in NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series events while still competing in ARCA. In his first ARCA start at Salem Speedway, he qualified second and finished fourth. Later that year, he started on the pole at Winchester, Indiana, and then scored his first ARCA victory at Talladega Superspeedway. He also had top finishes of ninth in the Busch race at Indianapolis Raceway Park and eighth in the Truck race at the Kansas Speedway.
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