BUSCH: Talladega: David Stremme preview

Stremme Looks for More Superspeedway Success in Talladega Talladega, AL (April 19, 2004) -- TRIMSPA driver David Stremme may never have raced in a Busch Series event at Talladega Superspeedway but that does not mean he is completely a rookie....

Stremme Looks for More Superspeedway Success in Talladega

Talladega, AL (April 19, 2004) -- TRIMSPA driver David Stremme may never have raced in a Busch Series event at Talladega Superspeedway but that does not mean he is completely a rookie. In fact, Stremme has logged laps at the 2.66-mile track in about every way possible other than an actual NASCAR race. Stremme first drove at Talladega in a Ganassi Nextel Cup car during the filming of the new NASCAR IMAX movie.

"Being a part of a movie at any level is exciting," admits the South Bend, IN native. "People will still be watching that movie years from now. The races on TV don't stand the test of time in the same way."

Stremme's second experience at Talladega came in last year's ARCA race, where he drove a Coors Light Dodge through Ganassi's driver development program. Stremme started third but finished 21st after leading many laps.

"The purpose of the ARCA race was to give me seat time at a restrictor plate race," said Stremme, driver of the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge. "We had a great car and were up front battling for the lead, but some contact with another car forced an unscheduled stop. That was one of the most frustrating finishes I have ever had."

Stremme next took to the Talladega high banks to participate in NASCAR's aerodynamics package test session during the off-season. Having experience with NASCAR's new restrictor plate aero package, recently unveiled at Daytona, helped lead Stremme to a sixth-place finish in his first Busch Series restrictor plate start.

"We had a great car at Daytona this year and it really started our season out right," said Stremme. "Right now we are trying to turn around the bad breaks we have had in the last three races. I am confident we will run strong at Talladega. You just have to stay up front and try to avoid the big wreck."

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA will look to break their bad luck streak when the Busch Series visits Talladega Superspeedway for the Aaron's 312 next weekend. The race will be televised live, April 24th, at 2 p.m. eastern time on FOX 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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