David Stremme Phoenix International Raceway Preview

April 14, 2009

No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will use chassis PRS-607 during Saturday’s 500-mile event. PRS-607 is a brand new car to the No.12 Penske Dodge Charger team.
• Moving On Up… After Stremme’s 14th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway two weeks ago, he now sits 22nd in the NASCAR Cup Series driver point standings. The South Bend, Indiana native is now a mere 115 points outside of the top-12.
• Come and See Me… Stremme will be signing autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Saturday, April 18th at 1:30 pm MST. The Penske Racing trailer is located behind turns 1 and 2 at Phoenix International Raceway
• Did You Know… David Stremme owns his own race team. The NASCAR star runs his own stock late model team out of a shop in Mooresville, North Carolina known as David Stremme Racing. The team competes in short track events up and down the East Coast year around.
• Watch and Listen… The Subway Fresh Fit 500 can be seen live on Saturday, April 18th on the FOX television network. Race coverage is scheduled to begin at 8 pm EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 128.

David Stremme on driving at Phoenix International Raceway
“Phoenix is a really cool track. The two sets of corners are completely different. Turns 1 and 2 are wide and you can get back to the gas early and let the car float out to the wall. Turns 3 and 4 are very tight. You have to get the car pointed and it really has to rotate through the center. We are taking a new car this week that I am really excited about driving. (Crew chief) Roy [McCauley] has been working really hard on our short track package and I am confident we will have a good showing on Saturday night.

“We had a really solid performance in Texas a couple of weeks ago. This sport is all about momentum and we have a little going right now. We just need to keep it going through this next stretch of races. We are going to a bunch of tracks I really like and we need to take advantage of them.”

Crew chief Roy McCauley on racing at Phoenix International Raceway
“Phoenix is a tough track.  As a crew chief, you have to set up the car for two separate corners.  If you can get your car to really run through turns 3 and 4, you will have a solid car. David [Stremme] really likes Phoenix which is a great start. We know going in we have a good car and a great driver. We just need 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
   82              0                0                     3                 0           $8,191,816

David Stremme 2009 Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
     7               0               0                     0                 0           $1,098,376