30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Like last week, we’re doing 6 facts on the 30th place starter, only from the Pure Michigan 400.
Name: Paul Menard
Age: 36 (turns 37 on August 21)
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Team: Richard Childress Racing
“Odd 6” facts
- His family owns the home improvement chain store Menards – his dad started it in 1960.
- He went to the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (Blugolds? Blugolds?! #WhatAreThose – looks like it’s based on school colors, which I dislike on reasons of being an Ohio State alum) and majored in business.
- He enjoys skiing, hiking, dirt bikes, karting and boating when he’s not in the car.
- He’s married and his wife’s name is Jennifer.
- They also have one daughter, who turned 3 in March.
- I’m cheating (again….don’t judge lol) but Menards also has sponsored Robby Gordon, P. J. Jones, Brandon Jones, Matt Crafton and Simon Pagenaud.