David Stremme Gears Up for the "Magic Mile"

September 15, 2009

David Stremme
No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Sylvania 300
September 20, 2009


No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes
• This Week’s Charger… The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will race chassis PRS-624 during Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at the “Magic Mile.” PRS-624 last saw action in August at Michigan International Speedway. The No.12 Penske Dodge Charger started the event in the 20th spot and crossed the finish line in the 13th position.
• Welcome Home... Both Rick Johnson and George Larrabee, transporter drivers for the No.12 Penske Dodge team, are looking forward to the race in New Hampshire this weekend. Both Johnson and Larrabee were born and raised the neighboring great state of Maine and still have family ties to the area.
• Penske Power... Penske Racing has a rich history at the “Magic Mile.”  In 59 starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the organization has captured four wins, 13 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes, to go along with six pole positions. The team has an average finish of 15.33 at Loudon.
• Watch and Listen… The Sylvania 300 will be broadcast live on Sunday, September 20 on the ABC television network. Race coverage will begin at 1 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 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
“I really enjoy going to New Hampshire [Motor Speedway]. It is a great track with some of the greatest race fans in the country. There are multiple grooves on entry, which gives me a number of options on how to get the car set in the corners. Since racing there in June, we have made a lot of gains with our short track program and I am excited to go back and see what we can do. The ‘Chase style’ format is really exciting for the fans. There is a race within the race to see how the top-12 finish each week, which adds an additional element to each week’s race.”

Crew chief Roy McCauley on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
“Track position is the key to success in Loudon. You have to keep your car up front all day. David [Stremme] has really done a great job getting a solid starting position recently and I am looking for more of the same this weekend. David has really adapted well to the double-file restarts. He really gets aggressive early in the run to maintain or improve his position. This is crucial at a place like Loudon. The first five or six laps dictate your entire run.”

David Stremme NASCAR Cup Series Career Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
 101             0                 0                      3                 0          $10,408,362

David Stremme 2009 Totals
Races      Wins      Top-Fives      Top-10s      Poles      Money Won
  26               0                0                      0                0           $3,314,922