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New Team in NASCAR, David Stremme Named Driver

December 4th, 2012 at 6:39 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

Inception Motorsports has been running in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the last two seasons. The team has had limited funds and has had to start and park in many of the races they have entered in their #30 car. 

In 2013 that is all going to change thanks to business man Brandon Davis who has bought Inception Motorsports. Inception Motorsports was a team David Stremme was part owner of, Davis bought that team and changed the name of the organization to Swan Racing. Davis owns an independent oil and gas company called Swan Energy, which will be the primary sponsor on the car. The team will be numbered 30 with support from Toyota. No word on whether crew chief Steven Lane will return for 2013. 

'David Stremme's Car' photo (c) 2010, Mike Kalasnik - license:

The team has hired NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran David Stremme to drive the #30 Toyota in the 2013 season and the team will use Triad Engines, the same engine supplier that was used by Inception Motorsports in the 2012 season. Davis says the teams days as a "start and park" operation are over. 

"Swan Racing is here to race competitively every week, the days of starting and parking are over. I am confident that we are putting together the personnel to one day produce a championship contender," said Davis. 

Davis also said that the team has hired veteran NASCAR mechanic Steve Hmiel to be the teams' Director of Competition. Hmiel most recently held a similar position at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. Hmiel was also a very successful crew chief early on in his career with Mark Martin. 

Swan Racing said they are in discussions with other sponsors and hope to have an announcement in the early part of 2013.  

Tags: David Stremme, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Swan Racing

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