BUSCH: Richmond II: David Stremme preview

Stremme, Team TRIMSPA Eager to Top Spring Richmond Performance Richmond, VA (September 8, 2004) -- David Stremme and Team TRIMSPA had to start from scratch preparing for this weekend's Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond International Raceway. After...

Stremme, Team TRIMSPA Eager to Top Spring Richmond Performance

Richmond, VA (September 8, 2004) -- David Stremme and Team TRIMSPA had to start from scratch preparing for this weekend's Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond International Raceway. After a wreck and a disappointing 35th-place finish in their last trip to Richmond, Team TRIMSPA identified it as a track where they needed to improve.

"We got tangled up with another car and wrecked the TRIMSPA Dodge pretty hard in our last race at Richmond," said Stremme. "The damage to that chassis was terminal, so we are bringing a different car to the race this weekend. When I look back on this year's season there are only three races where we showed up and were off the mark, Richmond, California, and Texas. This weekend's race is the last chance we have to improve on one of those runs. We were fast but not lucky last weekend on our second trip to California. This weekend we need to be fast and lucky."

In order to best prepare for this weekend's race, crew chief Randy Cox called for a two day test session at Richmond just prior to the race in Bristol two weeks ago. At the track Team TRIMSPA worked on the best setup for chassis BR018, their primary car this weekend. BR018 broke the track qualifying record at The Milwaukee Mile and finished second there earlier this season.

"We should be strong this weekend," said Stremme. "Last time we went to Richmond we were still in the middle of a crew chief change. Randy (Cox) and I did not have any of our own notes to go off of. We made a lot of progress in our two-day test session there last week. Richmond is a track I am very comfortable at. But I just have not had much luck there. Hopefully this weekend we can turn it around."

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA will take to the track compete in the Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond International Raceway this Friday, September 10. The event will be televised live at 8 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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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers David Stremme