David Stremme Watkins Glen International Event Preview

August 4, 2009

David Stremme
No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger
Watkins Glen International – Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen
August 9, 2009

No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will race chassis PRS-604 during Sunday’s 200-mile event at Watkins Glen International.  PRS-604 last saw racing action in late June at the Infineon Raceway road course where Stremme finished in the 39th position after the car overheated in the closing laps of the event.
• Tested and Approved... The Penske Dodge team spent Tuesday, July 21 testing at the Road Atlanta road course in preparation for this weekend’s 90-lap event.
• Completing Every Lap... David Stremme has completed every lap he has attempted at the 2.45-mile road course in upstate New York. 
• Race Fever… David Stremme will appear at the race festival in Corning, N.Y. on Thursday, August 6 from 7 p.m.to 8 p.m. ET. The annual festival is held in the town square in downtown Corning.
• Testing the Monster Mile… The No.12 Penske Dodge Charger team participated in the Goodyear tire test on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at the one-mile Dover International Speedway.  
• Watch and Listen… The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen will be seen live on Sunday, August 9 on ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 1 p.m. ET. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 128.

David Stremme on driving at Watkins Glen International
“I am really excited about going to Watkins Glen. It is a great track. We have spent a lot of time testing this car in preparation for this weekend’s event. Every time we unload I seem to get more comfortable turning right. [Crew chief] Roy [McCauley] has been successful with his road course package and I know we will have a strong car. We just have to keep all four tires on the race track all day and I am confident we will have a strong run. Road courses bring a new challenge to all of the drivers. There are only a handful of drivers that have lots of road course experience so most of us are in the same boat. I know [Penske Racing teammate] Kurt [Busch] is really strong at Watkins Glen, so I will rely on him to help me find the right lines.”

Crew chief Roy McCauley on racing at Watkins Glen International
“The key to success Watkins Glen International is keeping all four tires on the pavement all day long. David [Stremme] has worked extremely hard on his road course skills over the last couple of months and has made tremendous improvements. Road course racing is very technical. As a driver, you have to be able to do multiple things at one time. We only get a couple stops to adjust on the car so we need to be strong right out of the gate. I think all the testing we have done will really pay dividends when it comes down to the race. I am looking forward to the race and getting our Penske Dodge a strong result.” 

David Stremme NASCAR Cup Series Career Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
   96              0                0                      3                0           $9,823,112

David Stremme 2009 Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
  21               0                0                      0                 0          $2,729,672