This week on racing weekly, we take a look at the struggles in qualifying that Paul Menard has had this season. Last week Menard qualified 7th for the all-star race, but has yet to qualifying inside the top 10 in a points race. It's a problem his Childress racing team is experiencing as well.
Menard knows if he starts near the front, his odds of getting a win will greatly increased.
"Last year one of our strengths was qualifying, this year all of RCR is lacking speed in qualifying. It kind of puts you back and then you have to do strategy and then you have to do things that you normally wouldn't to get track position. That is one of the things Slugger Labbe and I are looking at is how do we improve our qualifying so we can start further forward so we don't have to take risks and gambles that might hurt us in the race."