Published on January 11th, 2013 | by Michael J Smith1
Waltrip To Drive For Swan Racing In Daytona 500
Michael Waltrip will drive Swan Racing’s No. 30 Sprint Cup Series Toyota in the 2013 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Waltrip will be reunited with crew chief Tony Eury Jr and competition director Steve Hmiel, whom he worked with at Dale Earnhardt Inc.
I am thrilled to drive the #30 Toyota for Swan Racing and the chance to win a third Daytona 500. Reuniting with Tony Jr. and Steve Hmiel brings back a lot of good memories and is going to create new ones.
Brandon Davis, CEO of Swan Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas company, bought Inception Motorsports in the offseason and rebranded it Swan Racing.
Swan Racing is here to compete and to build a championship contender. This one-race partnership with Michael puts a two-time champion behind the wheel and the #30 in the mix at the Daytona 500.
David Stremme will regularly drive the car following the one-off deal with Waltrip. He said:
This is a great move for Swan Racing. Michael and I have been friends for a long time. We got to talking last year and from my perspective I thought this would help to further our relationship with Toyota and be a good building block for Swan Racing.