BUSCH: Kansas: David Stremme preview

Stremme, TRIMSPA X32 Dodge Ready for First Start at Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS (October 6, 2004) - When David Stremme takes the green flag for the Mr. Goodcents 300 at Kansas Speedway this Saturday, it will be his first race ever at the...

Stremme, TRIMSPA X32 Dodge Ready for First Start at Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, KS (October 6, 2004) - When David Stremme takes the green flag for the Mr. Goodcents 300 at Kansas Speedway this Saturday, it will be his first race ever at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Driving at a NASCAR racetrack for the first time is nothing new to Stremme. He has visited 10 new tracks while driving the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge in 2004, despite having 18 starts in 2003 which was enough to claim Rookie of the Year honors. Kansas Speedway is currently the last track on the Busch circuit where Stremme has no experience. Stremme has already posted three top10's, including one top five, at tracks where he has made his first start this season.

"I can say that I have raced them all after this weekend," said Stremme, driver of the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge. "Next year, when we run at Watkins Glen and Mexico, I will not have raced at those places either, but I will in the same boat as the other drivers. I am just focused on getting a solid finish this weekend for the TRIMSPA Team. We ran okay at Dover last week but normally we are better than that. Having an off weekend gives you extra time to think about it. I am glad we will be racing every week from here on out."

Competing at every Busch track is just one milestone in Stremme's transition into a veteran of the series. Just last weekend Stremme passed the million dollar mark in Busch career earnings. Part of that success helped Stremme to become a team owner in the ASA Late Model Series for his younger brother Bobby Stremme, who just this past weekend claimed the championship and rookie of the year honors in the same season.

"I could not be more proud of my brother and his performance in the ASA Late Model Series," said Stremme. "I have had a lot of fun as a team owner watching my brother develop as a smart, consistent, winning driver. My mother and father are the same way, tough competitors and track champions. Racing is just a part of our family."

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA will travel to Kansas Speedway this Thursday in preparation for competing in the Mr. Goodcents 300 Saturday, October 9th. The event will be televised live at 2 p.m. eastern time on TNT and will broadcast nationally at that same time on radio stations affiliated with MRN and XM Satellite Radio Channel 144.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers David Stremme