Stremme and Team TRIMSPA Fight Way to 11th-Place Finish Indianapolis, IN (August 22, 2004) - David Stremme climbed his way back from early race handling woes to bring the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge home 11th in Saturday's Cabela's 250 at Michigan ...
Stremme and Team TRIMSPA Fight Way to 11th-Place Finish
Indianapolis, IN (August 22, 2004) - David Stremme climbed his way back from early race handling woes to bring the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge home 11th in Saturday's Cabela's 250 at Michigan International Speedway. Stremme started the race from the 18th position, climbing all the way to 13th in the first three laps. From there an extremely loose handling condition dropped Stremme to the 28th position by the first pit stop under the second caution of the day on lap 22.
"On the scale of one to ten we were a ten loose during that first run," said Stremme. "I practically had to turn right all the way through the corners. But I have to hand it to this team, the TRIMSPA guys really turned it around during the race."
During the second green flag run, the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge remained loose entering and through the corners. A series of two pit stops and wholesale changes under caution, one on lap 43 and another on lap 45, turned the race around for Team TRIMSPA. Stremme restarted in the 28th position on lap 45 and began to gain on the field. By lap 83 Stremme had marched into the seventh position. However as the race entered its final stages Stremme slipped to 11th as several cars passed him on fresher tires. The 11th-place finish matched Stremme's results at Indianapolis Raceway Park just two weeks ago and raised him to 15th in Busch Series driver points.
"The TRIMSPA Dodge was great during the second half of the race," said Stremme. "My Ernie Elliott engine was extremely strong. We just missed the setup there at the beginning. To turn it around and come home 11th shows the strength Team TRIMSPA has when we dig deep."
Stremme and Team TRIMSPA will be back in action 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.