Bristol II: David Stremme preview

Stremme Looks to Continue Consistency Through Unpredictable Bristol Race Bristol, TN (August 25, 2004) - David Stremme has enjoyed three straight consistent finishes of 11th or higher in the last three Busch Series races. Now Team TRIMSPA...

Stremme Looks to Continue Consistency Through Unpredictable Bristol Race

Bristol, TN (August 25, 2004) - David Stremme has enjoyed three straight consistent finishes of 11th or higher in the last three Busch Series races. Now Team TRIMSPA looks to continue that streak through the toughest short track race of the season, the August night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"I consider the Bristol night race to be the premier short track event of the season, and quit possibly the most exciting race all year," said Stremme, driver of the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge. "When you walk into that stadium you feel like a gladiator. Bristol is so small and fast that you have to be on your toes. It is demanding. You have to think quicker because trouble can come up on you so fast. Track position is definitely going to be a key factor to earn a top finish."

In his first Busch race at Bristol Motor Speedway last March, Stremme worked his TRIMSPA Dodge into the top five during the closing laps. While taking over the third spot, Stremme was bumped into the wall ending his chances of a top finish. Team TRIMSPA left the half-mile bullring with their only terminally damaged racecar of the season.

"We really had a top five taken from us in Bristol last time," said Stremme about the wreck and postrace fireworks captured on camera and aired on the SPEED channel reality show NBS 24/7. "I am over that whole deal now. In the course of the season you trade paint with so many people your list can get pretty long, especially with the up and down season Team TRIMSPA has had. All I am concerned about is running a smart race and finishing up front."

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA will hit the track for the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway, on Friday, August 27th. 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 Performance Racing Network (PRN) and XM Satellite Radio Channel 144.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Stremme