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Preseason Thunder from the Daytona International Speedway was barely underway before the first big announcement from the weekend.
Swan Racing announced that two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will pilot the No. 30 Toyota in a one race deal for this year’s Speedweeks at the 2.5-mile track.
Waltrip joins his former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. and direction Steve Hmiel. Eury was Waltrip’s crew chief 2005 and Hmiel was a top of the pit box for 12 races in 2001.
David Stremme will pilot the No. 30 Toyota for the remaining 35 races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar. 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 great building block for Swan Racing.”
The team decided to bring in veterans and turn this start and park team to a full-time legit team in 2013. Hmiel brings with him 35 years of experience in NA...
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