BUSCH: Nashville: David Stremme race notes

LEBANON, TN (June 9, 2003) -- With its third place run on Saturday night in the land of country music, Team Yellow now has rookie David Stremme just "two steps" from victory. The Grand Ole Opry has given Music City many a strong show, but on ...

LEBANON, TN (June 9, 2003) -- With its third place run on Saturday night in the land of country music, Team Yellow now has rookie David Stremme just "two steps" from victory. The Grand Ole Opry has given Music City many a strong show, but on Saturday night Team Yellow delivered its brand of outstanding performance both on the track and in the pits.

"I just can't say enough about how great Team Yellow is. They give me the best cars to drive, and if I do need something fixed I know they can take care of it for me. I felt great in the car tonight, I was very comfortable with driving on this track because we had run here a couple of months ago. We didn't get much practice time because of the rain Friday, but I knew we were going to be really strong tonight. I would have really liked to win for all of the Yellow employees, but we'll get into victory lane before long," Stremme said.

He continued, "It's a great experience for me to be able to run with the top drivers. Any time spent on the track is good, but when I am running with the top guys I am able to learn so much. I know we have said it before, but this year is all about me getting seat time and the team bonding. The bonding is done, this team is the absolute best, we communicate well and everyone does their part to make us number one. Now I just want to continue to get seat time and learn as much as I can so I will be able to do my part in helping the team to be competitive week in and week out."

Crew chief Marc Reno spotted for Team Yellow this weekend.
"Spotting for David was really a lot of fun tonight. It's too bad that there were so many cautions, but since we were running in the top 10 all night the trouble happened behind us. That's one of the real advantages to running up front. It was great just watching David maneuver through traffic without any problems and work his way up to the front of the field. This team is definitely headed for another win this season."

Scott Riggs crossed the finish line first just in front of fellow competitor David Green. Stremme crossed the line in third, holding off Randy LaJoie and Bobby Hamilton, Jr.

Tune in next week and watch Team Yellow with driver David Stremme as they compete in the MBNA Platinum 200 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 14. The race will be aired live on FX and broadcast live on MRN beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Qualifying for the event will take place Friday, June 13 at 5:05 p.m. EDT and will be aired on Speedchannel.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , David Green , Scott Riggs , David Stremme