Team Menard

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Team Menard
Owner(s) John Menard, Jr.
Base Indianapolis, Indiana
Series NASCAR Cup Series
Car numbers #3, 13
Race drivers Robby Gordon, P.J. Jones
Sponsors Turtle Wax, Menard's
Manufacturer Ford
Opened 1999
Closed 2001
Career
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0

Team Menard was an auto racing team in the NASCAR Cup Series, Indianapolis 500 and Indy Racing League owned by John Menard, Jr. From 1991 to 1996 they modified their own Buick V6 engines for racing. This combination won pole for the 500 with Scott Brayton in 1995 and 1996; Tony Stewart used this combination for the first part of his 1996-1997 IRL Championship. With more stringent regulations, the team continued to shine winning the 1999 Championship with Greg Ray. However, with the influx of former CART teams to the IRL in the early 2000s, Team Menard struggled to compete for wins and the team merged in 2004 with Panther Racing, although their car continued to carry Menard's colors and be driven first by Mark Taylor, who was then replaced by Townsend Bell. In 2005, Menard's was an associate sponsor for another team and the former Menard No. 2 car driven by Tomáš Enge carried no identification to its Menard lineage. For 2006, the No. 2 car was dropped by Panther and all vestiges of the once dominant Team Menard lineage disappeared until the spring of 2008 when Menards became a primary sponsor on the No. 20 Vision Racing Dallara driven by Ed Carpenter in the IndyCar Series.

The Menards sponsored cars in of Paul Menard and Matt Crafton (NASCAR) as well as Frank Kimmel (ARCA) currently use the "Team Menard" name in some sponsorship-related materials, while TeamMenard.com was a portal to information on these drivers and their sponsor, however, Team Menard is not the name of any of their race teams and none of those cars are owned by John Menard. The URL currently redirects to the Menards home page.

Menard also had a NASCAR team running the No. 13 car. Robby Gordon ran a majority of the races in 2000.

Complete Racing Results[edit]

PPG CART Indycar World Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
1980 ONT INDY MIL POC MDO MCH WGL MIL ONT MCH MXC PHX
Lightning Mk 1/77 Offy Drake tc United States Herm Johnson 28 14 DNQ 17 11 11 13 13 14 8
1981 PHX MIL ATL MCH RIV MIL MCH WGL MXC PHX
Lightning Mk 1/77 Chevy V8 United States Herm Johnson 28 22 22 17 33 7 13
Eagle 81 9 8 9
1982 PHX ATL MIL CLE MCH MIL POC RIV ROA MCH PHX
Eagle 81 Chevy V8 United States Herm Johnson 28 19 6 23 13 34 16 22 17
1983 ATL INDY MIL CLE MCH ROA POC RIV MDO MCH CPL LAG PHX
Eagle 81 Chevy V8 United States Herm Johnson 27 DNQ
1984 LBH PHX INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MCH ROA POC MDO SAN MCH PHX LAG CPL
March 84C Cosworth DFX United States Herm Johnson 28 8 18
1985 LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MCH ROA POC MDO SAN MCH LAG PHX MIA
March 85C Cosworth DFX United States Herm Johnson 8 DNQ
1986 PHX LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE TOR MCH POC MDO SAN MCH ROA LAG PHX MIA
March 86C Cosworth DFX United States Herm Johnson 28 DNQ
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly DNQ
1989 PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG
Lola T8900 Cosworth DFX United States Johnny Rutherford 98 DNQ
1990 PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG
Lola T8900 Buick 3300 V6 tc United Kingdom Jim Crawford 15 15
51 19
United States Gary Bettenhausen 31
United States Steve Barclay DNQ
1991 SFR LBH PHX INDY MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG
Lola T9100 Buick 3300 V6 tc United States Gary Bettenhausen 51 22
United States Kevin Cogan 9 29
Lola T8900 United States Tom Sneva 59 DNQ
1992 SFR PHX LBH INDY DET POR MIL NHA TOR MCH CLE ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG
Lola T9200 Buick 3300 V6 tc United States Al Unser 27 3
Brazil Nelson Piquet DNQ
United States Gary Bettenhausen 51 17
Lola T9100 United States Tom Sneva 59 31
United States Rocky Moran DNQ
1993 SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH NHA ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG
Lola T9300 Menard V6 tc Australia Geoff Brabham (R) 27 26
United States Gary Bettenhausen 51 17
Brazil Nelson Piquet 77 32
Lola T9200 Buick 3300 V6 tc United States Eddie Cheever 59 16
1994 SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LAG
Lola T9300 Menard V6 tc United States Eddie Cheever 27 8
United States Scott Brayton 59 20
Australia Geoff Brabham DNQ
1995 MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG
Lola T9500 Menard V6 tc Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 40 7
United States Scott Brayton 60 17
United States Buddy Lazier 80 27

IRL IndyCar Series results[edit]

(key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1996 WDW PHX INDY
Lola T95/00 Menard United States Scott Brayton 2 15 18 DNS
United States Eddie Cheever 3 10 Wth 11
United States Tony Stewart 20 2 11 24
United States Mark Dismore 30 19
United States Danny Ongais 32 7
1996–97 NHA LSV WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NHA LSV
Lola T95/00 Menard United States Mark Dismore 3 20 17
United States Tony Stewart 2 12* 21
G-Force GF01 Oldsmobile 10* 2* 5* 5* 1* 7* 14 11
United States Robbie Buhl 3 18 8 16 1 3
1998 WDW PHX INDY TXS NHA DOV CLT PPIR ATL TXS LSV
Dallara IR8 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Tony Stewart 1 33 14 1* 3 20* 14
G-Force GF01 1* 2* 8 21 5
United States Robbie Buhl 3 20 11
Dallara IR8 12 31 6 10 2 7 7
1999 WDW PHX CLT INDY TXS PPIR ATL DOV PPIR LSV TXS
Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Greg Ray 2 21 21 C1 21 2* 1* 23 1 1* 21 3
United States Robby Gordon 32 4
2000 WDW PHX LSV INDY TXS PPIR ATL KTY TXS
Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Greg Ray 1 17 19 9 33 15 20 1* 7 26
United States Robby Gordon 32 6
2001 PHX HMS ATL INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY GAT CHI TXS
Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 United States Greg Ray 2 22 21 1* 17 11* 18 DNS 14 18 13
United States Jaques Lazier 16 1* 20
2002 HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH KTY GAT CHI TXS
Dallara IR-02 Chevrolet Indy V8 United States Jaques Lazier 2 18 6 2 20
United States P. J. Jones DNQ
Brazil Raul Boesel 21 13
United States Mark Dismore 11 11 20 18 18
Brazil Vitor Meira 15 9 8 3
United States Robby Gordon 31 8
2003 HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MCH GAT KTY NAZ CHI FON TXS
Dallara IR-03 Chevrolet Indy V8 United States Jaques Lazier 2 20 6 12 29
United States Richie Hearn 14
Brazil Vitor Meira 12 16 22 20 19 21 9 DNS 11 4
22 12
  1. ^ The 1999 VisionAire 500K at Charlotte was cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities.

Drivers who have driven for Team Menard[edit]