David Stremme announced today that he will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) this season and join forces with the newly-formed Inception Motorsports. The NASCAR veteran will drive the No. 30 Inception Chevrolet in select NSCS events in 2011, beginning with the Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) on April 30, 2011.
The new race team combines the financial strength of the Inception investment group with the experience of Stremme. Together, they will execute a strategic program launch that includes competing in select NSCS events throughout 2011 with a goal of running the full 2012 NSCS season.
“The plan is solid,” Stremme explains. “We’re going to pick our shots this season, earn respect and establish ourselves as a competitive race team. Then, we’ll make a points run in 2012.”
Stremme has raced in the upper echelons of NASCAR since 2003, scoring a combined 20 top-five and 52 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series. He has driven for several top NASCAR teams, including Chip Ganassi Racing, Penske Racing, Rusty Wallace Racing and Braun Racing.
NASCAR veterans Steve Lane and Gus Larkin will also add to the rookie team’s experience. Lane, who will serve as the Crew Chief for the No. 30, brings experience from Petty Enterprises and Robby Gordon Motorsports. Larkin, who most recently served as the Team Manager for JR Motorsports, will manage the day-to-day business for the team.
“The exciting thing about Inception is that everyone involved is experienced in the sport,” said Stremme. “I think this will be a good deal. We all share a common belief system about how to build and operate a successful race team.”
The Inception Motorsports team will debut at RIR. Stremme looks to drive the No. 30 Inception Chevrolet to a solid finish in the Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 on Saturday, April 30th.