BUSCH: Pikes Peak: David Stremme race notes

Fountain, CO (August 1, 2004) - Team TRIMSPA driver David Stremme qualified third for Saturday's Gould's Pump's 250 at Pike's Peak International Raceway. From the drop of the green Stremme fought a slight loose condition in the center of the...

Fountain, CO (August 1, 2004) - Team TRIMSPA driver David Stremme qualified third for Saturday's Gould's Pump's 250 at Pike's Peak International Raceway. From the drop of the green Stremme fought a slight loose condition in the center of the turns, falling to fifth by lap 29. However Stremme was able to maintain a top five position, restarting fifth after his first pit stop of the day, under caution on lap 40.

"I had another strong car this weekend," said Stremme, driver of the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge. "The TRIMSPA team gave me excellent stops all day and we got a solid finish. After the races we have had the last few weeks, we will take it."

Stremme restarted in ninth position on lap 90 after several cars opted for a different pit strategy by not coming in or changing two tires instead of four. During the closing stages Stremme was in second position on lap 118, stretching his fuel mileage to the end of the race. With older tires than the rest of the field, Stremme held on to finish seventh at the end of the day. The finish was Stremme's ninth top 10 of the season, helping him maintain the 18th position in the Busch Series points standings.

"We lost some positions on that last restart, we were really a fifth-place car," said Stremme. "I had to let off to keep from being wrecked and it cost us a couple of spots. All-in-all it was still a good day for the TRIMSPA Dodge."

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 8th. 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 David Stremme