David Stremme Samsung 500 Preview

March 31, 2009

David Stremme
No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger
Texas Motor Speedway – Samsung 500
April 5, 2009

No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will use chassis PRS-604 during Sunday’s 500-mile event. The car last saw action in late February at Auto Club Speedway, where it crossed the finish line in the 13th spot.
• Top-10 Result… In the spring of 2007, driver David Stremme captured a top-10 result at Texas Motor Speedway. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average finishing position of 24th at the mile-and-a-half speedway.
• Come and See Me… Stremme will sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, April 5th at 8:30 am CST. The Penske Racing trailer is located along the front stretch at Texas Motor Speedway.
• Points Watch… After six events, Stremme is ranked 25th in the NASCAR Cup Series driver point standings.  Stremme is just 105 points outside of the top-12.
• Watch and Listen… The Samsung 500 will be seen live on Sunday, April 5th on the FOX television network. Race coverage is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm EST. The event can also be heard live on PRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 128.

David Stremme on driving at Texas Motor Speedway
“Texas is a really great racetrack. It is really fast which makes it more exciting for the fans. We have really done well this year at the mile-and-a-half tracks which gives me a bit more confidence going into this weekend’s race. The track has a couple of years of rubber on it now so the top groove will be a place where you will see me all day.”

“(Crew chief) Roy [McCauley] has been working hard making these cars fast. We just need a bit of luck to show what we really have. Two weeks ago in Bristol, we had a top-five car, but a cut tire put us a lap down. In Las Vegas, we had a really fast car, but were caught in the pits when the caution came out.  We are bringing fast cars every week, now we just need a bit of luck to get us the finishes we deserve.”

Roy McCauley on racing at Texas Motor Speedway
“Texas is one of the fastest places we race. You carry a lot of speed into the corners so the car has to be comfortable to drive. I know David [Stremme] really like going to these types of tracks. We just need to have a bit of luck to get the finish we deserve.”

David Stremme NASCAR Cup Series Career Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
     81            0                0                      3                 0          $8,036,603

David Stremme 2009 Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
   6                0                 0                     0                0             $943,163