Hit from behind ruins team yellow charge to victory at Dover DOVER, DE (June 1, 2003) -- Yellow Transportation believes that safety is so important that they hold annual Safety Awards programs for their employees, offering those with exceptional...
Hit from behind ruins team yellow charge to victory at Dover
DOVER, DE (June 1, 2003) -- Yellow Transportation believes that safety is so important that they hold annual Safety Awards programs for their employees, offering those with exceptional safety records special recognition. Team Yellow also knows that safety is something they must focus on at all times. Both organizations focus on knowing where their drivers are on the road (or track), and even more importantly being aware of where the other drivers are as well. Team Yellow was aware of the other drivers this weekend, but before driver David Stremme was given a chance to react, he was hit from behind and crashed hard into the wall. Stremme was not injured, but the #1 Dodge was not repairable and the team was forced to load the car before the race had ended.
Team Yellow had started the MBNA Platinum 200 in the 27th position and was running in eighth place when the incident occurred. "This is just so incredibly frustrating, the team had done such a great job of giving me a good, strong, competitive car," Stremme said. "I was able to work my way up through traffic and things were looking really good for another strong finish for the Yellow Dodge. There is no reason for this wreck to have happened and I think that is what bothers me the most. I am fine, I was not hurt at all but the car will take a lot of work to get running again."
Team Yellow ended up in 31st position and is now fifth in owner's points. Crew chief Marc Reno said, "We can't let something like this get us down. This is a part of what racing is all about. I think David and the entire Yellow Team did a great job handling this situation. No one got mad or made any accusations, they all acted with class. What we have to do now is focus on Nashville and how to get back up top where we belong. This entire team knows we can bounce back from this. David was really strong at Nashville in his first race in the Yellow car and he is certainly capable of another strong finish. We want all of the Yellow Transportation employees to know that we will continue to make them proud."
Be sure to tune in next week and watch Team Yellow and driver David Stremme as he returns to Nashville Superspeedway to compete in the Trace Adkins Chrome 300. Qualifying for the event will take place on Friday June 6 at 5:05 p.m. EDT. The race is Saturday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. EDT and will be aired live on FX beginning at 6:30 p.m.