David Stremme to be honored Tuesday in South Bend

Published 8:59 pm Thursday, August 16, 2007

By Staff
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – David Stremme, driver of the No. 40 Coors Light Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS), will return to his home city of South Bend, Ind. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 for the ultimate in fan-friendly events.
Stremme will appear at the downtown venue Century Center for a party open to the public from 5-9 p.m. The event entitled "Stremme Comes Home/Rally to Bristol," will feature question and answer sessions with Stremme, autograph opportunities, as well as the Coors Light Dodge show car, music, food and drink, and a fan-friendly party atmosphere.
Mayor of South Bend Stephen J. Luecke also proclaimed August 21, 2007 as David Stremme Day, inviting the entire community to join the event and effort to raise needed funds in the fight against cancer.
This is the chance for local fans to connect with their NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver, Stremme, on a personal level, and to be a part of the overall NASCAR experience.
"I haven't really been back home in South Bend to spend any quality time in about a year, so this party is for my fans, friends, family and I to catch up," said Stremme, who now resides in Concord, N.C. "It's pretty easy to get wrapped up with work when you're spending as much time as we do on the road. I'm thrilled to be hosting this event at Century Center in South Bend, and am looking forward to catching up with everyone and just having a good evening together."
The event will also raise funds for Coaches Vs. Cancer headed locally by Notre Dame Basketball coach Mike Brey, as well as St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
David will team with local sponsors Afdent Total Family Dentistry, Metro Beverages, Dually Depot, ABC 57 and Cat Country 99.9 to host the event. Century Center's Great Hall will provide the perfect venue for an evening with its prominent downtown location, and beautiful river-front setting.
Fans interested in attending simply need to show up at the event and make a $10 charity donation per person at the door. All the gate proceeds will go directly to charity, with Stremme making a personal matching donation as well.
Parking is located adjacent to Century Center and free of charge courtesy of Global Spectrum, the management company that operates Century Center.
Fans are encouraged to come early and stay late, as the party promises fun for all, and a shared experience with local favorite Stremme.