BUSCH: Indy IRP: David Stremme preview

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA Ready for Indiana Homecoming Indianapolis, IN (August 4, 2004) - David Stremme and the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge head to Indianapolis Raceway Park for the Kroger 200 this Saturday. IRP is the only NASCAR Busch Series race in ...

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA Ready for Indiana Homecoming

Indianapolis, IN (August 4, 2004) - David Stremme and the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge head to Indianapolis Raceway Park for the Kroger 200 this Saturday. IRP is the only NASCAR Busch Series race in Braun Racing's home state of Indiana. Both team owner Todd Braun and driver David Stremme are Indiana natives, reunited in the Busch Series ranks after having competed against each other at local short tracks like Plymouth and New Paris.

Braun Racing was originally headquartered in Winamac, Indiana until late 2002, when they moved what was then a winning ARCA program to Mooresville, North Carolina. Even today many of the original Indiana natives remain with Braun Racing and the TRIMSPA Team, including mechanic Tab Smith, parts director Bobby Blount, car chief Mike McCoige, and Braun Racing driver Chad Blount.

"IRP is definitely a big deal for Braun Racing," said Stremme, driver of the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge. "Not only do we have homes and family back there, but Todd (Braun) still has his two car dealerships there, and his father's business, Braun Corp, is also in Winamac."

Just as Braun Racing is at home in the state of Indiana, David Stremme is very much at home at the tight IRP short track. Stremme won there in 2002 in his rookie year of driving in the American Speed Association. He has also visited victory lane at IRP in the Kendall Late Model Series in 2000.

"I am really looking forward to some good short track racing this weekend," said Stremme. "IRP is a track I am very comfortable driving because I have had a lot of laps there."

Crew chief Randy Cox has elected to bring chassis BR18 to another flat short track, IRP. BR17 ran very strong at Gateway International Raceway, The Milwaukee Mile, and recently at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA will compete in the Kroger 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, just down the road from the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on Saturday, August 7th. 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 Chad Blount , David Stremme