CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I dialed into the NASCAR conference call with team owner Richard Childress on Monday in case there were updates on returning the No. 3 to the Sprint Cup Series in 2014 or adding a fourth team. What he said arguably was bigger news. At least more surprising. The owner of Richard Childress Racing said Paul Menard's victory in the 2011 Brickyard 400 was bigger than Dale Earnhardt winning it in 1995 or Kevin Harvick in 2003. Seriously, he picked a Menard moment over one for the seven-time champion and the driver who replaced him. And it wasn't to get more money out of Menard's father, whose company sponsors the No. 27 RCR car. They already have an extension.
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