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...
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.
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."