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Paul Menard will have to start from the rear at Texas on Sunday.

He probably doesn’t care.

Menard wasn’t at qualifying on Friday because he became a daddy for the second time when his wife gave bitth on Wednesday.

Daniel Hemric qualified in the No. 27 Chevrolet for Menard since he wasn’t available. But as a result, NASCAR rules say Menard is going to have to start from the rear.

That’s a small price to pay.

Congratulations to the Menards!