Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/31/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07: Michael Waltrip, driver of the #55 NAPA Toyota, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 7, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Michael Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500 champion, will drive the No. 30 car of Swan Racing for the 2013 running of the Daytona 500. Waltrip will be reunited with former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. The race will be the debut for Swan Racing who recently announced that they would compete full time at the Sprint Cup level in 2013. “This is a great move for Swan Racing,” said David Stremme who will be the regular driver of the #30 Toyota. “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.” Steve Hmiel was named competition director of Swan Racing last week. “I am thrilled to drive the #30 Toyota for Swan Racing and the chance to win a third Daytona 500,” said Waltrip about the one-race deal. “Reuniting with Tony Jr. and Steve Hmiel brings back a lot of good memories and is going to create new ones.”  
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