Frontstretch talked to #27-Paul Menard about the pressure to win now that Dillon and Newman have found their way to Victory Lane this season. Nothing about the contract but good quotes and conversation about where to go from here.
"We're not where we want to be, for sure," he said. "But there is a lot of promise. Obviously with the 3 and the 31 both getting wins, that's great for RCR, but our speed just hasn't been there as a group. I think we are working pretty hard at trying to qualify up front, be there and actually contend for race wins and lead laps."
Menard believes that the team is a "couple of tenths" off the front runners. Knowing that, there is work going on with the #3 and #31 to help the #27 team make the playoffs.
Just don't blame their problems, should they keep occurring on a crisis of confidence.
"There's no more questioning if we can win," he said. "We show up every week to try and win the race. That doesn't change. But we have two cars in and one car out right now, so the pressure is a little bit higher."
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