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Top Ten Reasons Paul Menard REALLY Won the Brickyard 400

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Paul Menard scored his first career victory in the Brickyard 400 after 167 starts. But how did he really get to victory lane?

*10.* Jeff Gordon mistakenly thought Menard was a lap down and backed off. Who knew?

*9.* Extra pressure put on by office bet: last guy to win gets wedgies at will from his three teammates.

*8.* Tired of being confused with John Wes Townley as “the guy who’s only here on Daddy’s money.”

*7.* The sideburns gave him an unfair downforce advantage.

*6.* Because the law of averages catches up with everyone at some point… just ask Michael Waltrip.

*5.* Big mistake at the RCR paint shop; that was supposed to be Kevin Harvick’s car. This Bud’s for you, Mr. Faulty Sponsor Wrap Unemployed Guy!

*4.* Special engine installed by Carl Edwards; he needed another home improvement company to win big so Home Depot would panic and up the ante.

*3.* Instead of saving “big money” at Menards, Paul saved “big on fuel” at Indy.

*2.* Wow, they weren’t kidding! It really IS better to be lucky than good!

*1.* Did you _see_ that Mike Helton handshake? Boy, was he happy the script worked out this time… that’s $20 million more in the bank!

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