BUSCH: Loudon: David Stremme preview

Loudon, NH (July 21, 2004) - Team TRIMSPA has faced disappointment in the last two races on the Busch Series circuit. At both Daytona and Chicago driver David Stremme has been taken out of contention by being pushed into the wall while running ...

Loudon, NH (July 21, 2004) - Team TRIMSPA has faced disappointment in the last two races on the Busch Series circuit. At both Daytona and Chicago driver David Stremme has been taken out of contention by being pushed into the wall while running solidly in the top 10. Last weekend was the first off weekend for the Busch Series in 12 straight races. While it should have been relaxation time, Team TRIMSPA was anxious to get back to the track for redemption at New Hampshire International Speedway.

"The last two races have been disappointing because we have been caught up in someone else's mess," said Stremme, the South Bend, IN native. "What is encouraging is that our cars have been fast. I still wholeheartedly believe our program has found the consistency we need to gain in the points."

The first challenge Stremme will face at New Hampshire International Speedway is that he has never turned a lap there. However, New Hampshire is often compared to The Milwaukee Mile where Stremme broke the track record last month in qualifying and narrowly missed winning in the final laps.

"I hear you can draw a comparison between the two," said Stremme. "New Hampshire has a little more banking and therefore a little more grip. But it is still less dependent on aero."

Stremme has a history of placing well at tracks where he competes for the first time, with top-five finishes at Darlington and Las Vegas this season in his first starts at those tracks. Also he will be driving the same car that he ran so well in Milwaukee just three races ago.

"It's not really about my chances at one type of track or another," admits Stremme. "I feel the TRIMSPA Team is on the verge of a breakthrough run any weekend. We have had some disappointing luck lately but we haven't had disappointing cars. We are looking for our first victory, and this weekend could be the one just like any other."

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA look to finish up front and reclaim that consistency when they compete at New Hampshire International Speedway in the Siemens 200 on July 24th. The event will be televised live at 1 p.m. eastern time on TNT and will broadcast nationally at that same time on radio stations affiliated with Motor Racing Network (MRN) and XM Satellite Radio Channel 144.

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