Bristol II: Rusty Wallace Racing Friday practice report

TREMME AND WALLACE FAST ON FRIDAY AT BRISTOL --Rusty Wallace Racing Teammates Both among Top-Ten in Final Practice at Thunder Valley-- BRISTOL, TN (August 22, 2008)--At a track that became synonymous with team owner Rusty Wallace, Rusty ...

TREMME AND WALLACE FAST ON FRIDAY AT BRISTOL

--Rusty Wallace Racing Teammates Both among Top-Ten in Final Practice at Thunder Valley--

BRISTOL, TN (August 22, 2008)--At a track that became synonymous with team owner Rusty Wallace, Rusty Wallace Racing drivers David Stremme and Steve Wallace both look to be contenders in tonight's 250-mile affair at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Stremme, piloting the No. 64 MasterCraft Boats Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, ranked fifth-fastest in the morning's final practice session. His fastest lap of 15.842 seconds (121.121 MPH) was the 49th of his 50 laps in the session.

Noted Stremme, "I was pretty happy with our car in both practice sessions today. I think that we have a car capable of running up front, but like usual here at Bristol, it's all about maintaining track position and staying out of trouble. If we can do that and have fast pit stops, I think we have a great shot to be up front at the end."

Stremme's teammate, Spring 2007 Bristol pole winner, Steve Wallace, is looking to add to his family's legendary success on Bristol's 0.533-mile bullring. If practice is any indication, he might be able to do just that in tonight's race. Wallace, wheeling the No. 66 5-Hour Energy Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, ranked tenth-fastest of the 51 cars taking time in final practice. His best lap of 15.911 seconds (120.596 MPH) occurred on the 61st of his 64 laps in the final session.

Stated Wallace, "I love coming to Bristol; it's definitely my favorite track. You can be really aggressive here and I feel like it suits my driving style really well. Our car was pretty good in practice today; we struggled for a little while early, but we really hit on some things in the last half of final practice that made our car a ton better. If we can stay out of trouble and maintain track position, I think that we just might have something for them tonight."

-credit: rwr

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