This weekend the drivers of the sprint cup hit the long track at Pocono. That is the last track Paul Menard had a top ten at back in June.
Menard knows if he wants to make the chase, he needs to rack up the good finishes on a different variety of tracks.
"The flat short tracks have been kind of our Achilles heel. The intermediates, the big flat tracks, Indy, Pocono, Michigan, Texas, places like that have been kind of our strong suit. If we can conquer -- if we can get better at the short tracks, the flat short tracks, the Phoenix, New Hampshire, I think we'll just be that much better off in the long run and the big picture of the season."