Stremme Starts Sunday's Race in the 22nd Spot

March 27, 2009

Martinsville, VA. (March, 27, 2009) – David Stremme, driver of the No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger, will start Sunday’s race at the Martinsville Speedway in the 22nd spot.  Qualifying was cancelled due to rain, and the field was set by the 2009 owner’s points.

“We spent a lot of the practice session working on race runs knowing rain was in the area,” said driver David Stremme.  “I know we have a consistent car for Sunday. We made a couple of small changes but overall, I think we have a very raceable package.  We tested a little track in North Carolina a couple of times last week and it really helped me with my confidence.  Martinsville has never been one of my favorite tracks, but I really feel good about this weekend.  (Crew chief) Roy [McCauley] loves this place and told me that I had to like it too!" 

The Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 will be seen live on Sunday, March 29 on the FOX television network. Race coverage will begin at 1:30 pm EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 128.

Driver:  David Stremme
Position: 22nd

# 24-Jeff Gordon

Penske Racing Teammates:
77- 32nd