David Stremme Atlanta Motor Speedway Event Preview

September 1, 2009

David Stremme
No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger
Atlanta Motor Speedway – Pep Boys Auto 500
September 6, 2009

No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will race chassis PRS-616 during Sunday’s 500-mile event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. PRS-616 last saw racing action in June at Pocono Raceway.  Stremme was running inside the top-15 before getting caught up in an incident coming out of turn 2.
• 100th Start… David Stremme will be making his 100th career NASCAR Cup Series start when he takes the green flag on Sunday night. The South Bend, Ind. native has accumulated over $10 million in career winnings on his way to the century mark.
• Penske Power… Penske Racing has 78 starts at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. The organization has accumulated two wins, nine top-five and 22 top-10 finishes at the venue. The team has also enjoyed nine poles, which includes six in a row by the No.12 Dodge Charger team. Ryan Newman started on the pole from the spring race in 2003 through the spring race in 2006 while driving for Penske Racing.
• Come and See Me… Stremme will be signing autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Saturday, September 5 beginning at 4:20 p.m. ET. The Penske Racing trailer is located along the frontstretch at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
• Watch and Listen… The Pep Boys Auto 500 will be seen live on Sunday, September 6 on ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET. The event will also be heard live on PRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 128.

David Stremme on driving at Atlanta Motor Speedway
“I am really looking forward to this weekend. Atlanta is a track I have always enjoyed and a place where I have run really well. Atlanta Motor Speedway is a really fast track where you carry a lot of speed into the corners. You can run on both the top and the bottom which is a racer’s dream. I know (crew chief) Roy [McCauley] has done his homework and we are going with a package we feel will be strong right off the truck. I think this race is going to be really exciting for the fans. We will be running under the lights, which always brings out a bit more excitement.”

Crew chief Roy McCauley on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway
“I am excited to get back to Atlanta [Motor Speedway]. We have learned a lot since we raced there in the spring and I am anxious to go back and see how we match up. Atlanta [Motor Speedway] is a very fast race track. You can run both the high and the low side of the track, which is great for side-by-side racing. I know David [Stremme] loves running the high side of the track so we will do our best to get the car comfortable up there.  The setup is going to be different from previous years but I am confident we will have a strong run on Sunday night.”

David Stremme NASCAR Cup Series Career Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
   99              0                0                      3                0          $10,170,007

David Stremme 2009 Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
  24               0                0                      0                0           $3,076,567