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New ride but not a new handle for Paul Menard

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Media Tour

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, Paul Menard, poses for a photo at Charlotte Convention Center on January 24, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Paul Menard will have a new number, new team and new ride but some things will stay the same for the new Wood Brothers Racing driver:

Don’t count on him to be on social media, remaining the only full-time Cup driver without a social media presence.

Asked this week what it would take for him to create a personal Twitter account, Menard said: “That is never going to happen. I would retire before that happens.”

Same with Facebook or Instagram?
“Yeah, there is so much cool stuff in this world that you can go do and see,” he said. “I don’t think you have to be on your phone to do that.”

Menard begins his 12th full-time season in Cup. He won the 2011 Brickyard 400 and made the playoffs in 2015. He moves to Wood Brothers Racing, taking over the ride for Ryan Blaney, who has gone to the No. 12 at Team Penske.

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