Stremmes Strong Start Continues

David Stremme continued his impressive start to the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season on Sunday with an eighth place finish in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The run was the Indiana native's best-ever finish at Talladega and moved him to within two positions of the 12th spot in the NEXTEL Cup Series point standings.

It was an impressive way to end his day after Stremme was forced to start from the rear of the 43-car field after the team made a mechanical adjustment following qualifying.

Since it was an impound race, any changes after time trials force teams to start the race at the back of the field.

But Stremme's Chip Ganassi racing Dodge quickly worked its way to the front of the field and at one point Stremme found himself in the second spot.

He eventually settled back and when the race was declared official after a caution was displayed during the overtime green-white-checkered finish, Stremme had his second top ten of the year.

"This was a great run here for the guys and me," Stremme said. "I am glad we could grab a top ten for Wrigley’s Winterfresh and everyone back at the shop. We definitely had one of the better cars here today. Steve Lane and all of the guys did a great job on pit road, too. It was just an overall strong run for us."

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