STREMME STORMS IN FIRST PRACTICE AT NASHVILLE --Team Atreus Driver Paces Nationwide Series Field; Teammate Steve Wallace among Top Five-- LEBANON, TN (March 21, 2008)--Defending Pepsi 300 pole winner, Team Atreus Homes & Communities Rusty ...
STREMME STORMS IN FIRST PRACTICE AT NASHVILLE
--Team Atreus Driver Paces Nationwide Series Field; Teammate Steve Wallace among Top Five--
LEBANON, TN (March 21, 2008)--Defending Pepsi 300 pole winner, Team Atreus Homes & Communities Rusty Wallace Racing driver, David Stremme, posted the fastest lap in this afternoon's first of two practices for tomorrow's Pepsi 300 at Nashville Superspeedway. Stremme and his No. 64 Chevrolet toured the 1.333-mile speedway in 30.029 seconds (159.806 MPH). Stremme's fastest lap occurred late in the session, during the 27th of his 33 laps completed in the session.
Noted Stremme, "We have a very strong car here this weekend. It didn't start out great, but our guys worked hard and got it better and better as the session went on. Like I've said before, the communication between our teams is really good. Steve (Wallace) and Harold (Holly) really hit on something midway through the session and we were able to apply what they learned to our car as well. As of now, I really feel as if both of our Rusty Wallace Racing cars will be contenders for the win and the pole tomorrow."
Stremme's teammate, Team Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Rusty Wallace Racing driver, Steve Wallace, showed great strength in the session as well. Wallace ranked 5th fastest of the 44 drivers taking time in the session. Wallace's No. 66 Chevrolet posted a fastest lap of 30.067 seconds (159.604 MPH), just three-hundredths of a second slower than Stremme's fastest lap; Wallace's fast lap occurred on the 13th of his 33 laps run during the session. Wallace is the defending pole winner for the upcoming June event at Nashville Superspeedway.
Said Wallace, "Today has gone really well for us so far. Harold (Holly) and the guys worked really hard all through the session and we really hit on a few things midway through. We still have some tweaking left to do, but I really think that we've got a better shot than ever to put our Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Chevrolet in Victory Lane here tomorrow. We've just got to concentrate on getting our car even better in the final practice and running a consistent race tomorrow."