BUSCH: Nashville: David Stremme preview

Stremme, TRIMSPA X32 Dodge No Rookie at Nashville Lebanon, Tenn. (April 6, 2004) -- David Stremme may experience a little de ja vous when he straps into the X32 TRIMSPA Dodge to race at the Nashville Superspeedway this weekend. For only the...

Stremme, TRIMSPA X32 Dodge No Rookie at Nashville

Lebanon, Tenn. (April 6, 2004) -- David Stremme may experience a little de ja vous when he straps into the X32 TRIMSPA Dodge to race at the Nashville Superspeedway this weekend. For only the second time this season, Stremme will race at a track where he actually has a previous Busch Series start. In fact, this weekend's Pepsi 300 marks one year since David Stremme made his Busch Series debut.

"It is hard to believe it's been a year since I started racing in the Busch Series," said Stremme, a South Bend (Ind.) native. "I believe I have made a respectable start to my career. There are other drivers that have driven for years before earning this many top five's, top 10's. I have been very fortunate, but the goal is to win races and compete for a points championship. That's where my focus is right now."

Stremme, and Team TRIMSPA have been right on target to do just that, however they have fought misfortune the past two weekends with a wreck at Bristol and a flat tire at Texas. They travel to Nashville Superspeedway this weekend looking to get back on track in the first Busch stand-alone event of the season. For Stremme, there is reason to be optimistic. Stremme finished an impressive seventh at Nashville Superspeedway in his career-first Busch Series race. When he returned to the 1.33-mile oval for the second Busch event later that season, Stremme brought home a then career-best third-place finish.

"We race on so many different tracks that are each unique and challenging, it is impossible to say which is my favorite," explained Stremme. "But Nashville is by far the track where I feel the most comfortable. I have probably logged more laps there than any other place, between tests for Ganassi and competing there twice last season."

Braun Racing will bring the X32 TRIMSPA Dodge nicknamed "Longhorn" to the track this weekend. "Longhorn" has been driven to a third-place finish in Las Vegas, an outside pole in Rockingham, and a fifth-place finish at Darlington all in 2004.

Stremme and Team TRIMSPA will look to be back on top when the Busch Series visits Nashville Superspeedway this weekend. The race will be televised live, April 10, at 3 p.m. eastern time on FX 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