No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes * This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will use chassis PRS-604 during Sunday's 500-mile event. The car last saw action in late February at Auto Club Speedway, where it crossed the finish...
No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger News and Notes
* This Week's Charger... The No. 12 Penske Dodge team will use chassis PRS-604 during Sunday's 500-mile event. The car last saw action in late February at Auto Club Speedway, where it crossed the finish line in the 13th spot.
* Top-10 Result... In the spring of 2007, driver David Stremme captured a top-10 result at Texas Motor Speedway. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average finishing position of 24th at the mile-and-a-half speedway.
* Come and See Me... Stremme will sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, April 5th at 8:30 am CST. The Penske Racing trailer is located along the front stretch at Texas Motor Speedway.
* Points Watch... After six events, Stremme is ranked 25th in the NASCAR Cup Series driver point standings. Stremme is just 105 points outside of the top-12.
David Stremme on driving at Texas Motor Speedway
"Texas is a really great racetrack. It is really fast which makes it more exciting for the fans. We have really done well this year at the mile-and-a-half tracks which gives me a bit more confidence going into this weekend's race. The track has a couple of years of rubber on it now so the top groove will be a place where you will see me all day."
"(Crew chief) Roy [McCauley] has been working hard making these cars fast. We just need a bit of luck to show what we really have. Two weeks ago in Bristol, we had a top-five car, but a cut tire put us a lap down. In Las Vegas, we had a really fast car, but were caught in the pits when the caution came out. We are bringing fast cars every week, now we just need a bit of luck to get us the finishes we deserve."
Roy McCauley on racing at Texas Motor Speedway
"Texas is one of the fastest places we race. You carry a lot of speed into the corners so the car has to be comfortable to drive. I know David [Stremme] really like going to these types of tracks. We just need to have a bit of luck to get the finish we deserve."