David Stremme Pocono Raceway Event Preview

July 28, 2009

David Stremme
No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger
Pocono Raceway – Sonoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
August 2, 2009

No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will race chassis PRS-607 during Sunday’s 500-mile event at Pocono Raceway. PRS-607 last saw racing action three weeks ago at the Chicagoland Speedway, where it crossed the finish line in the 26th position.
• Pocono Past… Driver David Stremme has five career starts at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. The 32-year-old driver has an average finish of 27.40 at Pocono. He has completed all but four laps at the track located in the Pocono Mountains.
• Come and See Me… Stremme will be signing autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, August 2nd. The No.12 Penske Dodge Charger driver will be on hand beginning at 10:30 am.  The trailer is located on souvenir row outside the front stretch grandstands.
• Moving on Up… With his strong 16th-place finish last weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Stremme moved up one spot in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings to 31st overall.
• Watch and Listen… The Sonoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 will be seen live on Sunday, August 2 on the ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 1 pm ET. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 128.

David Stremme on driving at Pocono Raceway
“I really like Pocono. It is like a big road course. All three corners are different. The track is really fast and you have to be able to carry a lot of speed into the corners to be a contender. I know all three Penske cars will be strong all weekend. I am really going to rely on Kurt [Busch] a lot. He has had a ton of success there and knows how to really get around the track. We were running well there earlier this year before we were caught up in a wreck which took us out of contention. I am excited to go back and finish what we started earlier in the season.”

Crew chief Roy McCauley on racing at Pocono Raceway
“Pocono is a challenging track. The track consists of three corners and none of the three are alike. As a crew chief, you have to focus on one corner and work around the other two. I know David [Stremme] is excited about going back to Pocono, which is good for the entire team. We had a really strong race car there earlier in the summer and are going back with a similar setup. David did a great job last weekend in Indy, and we are going to try to continue to ride this wave of momentum.”

David Stremme NASCAR Cup Series Career Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
  95               0                 0                     3                 0          $9,724,397

David Stremme 2009 Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
   20              0                0                      0                0           $2,630,957