Michael Waltrip, two-time winner of the Daytona 500 and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, will compete in the 2013 Daytona 500 for Swan Racing. The race is scheduled for Sunday, February 24th and will be broadcasted live on Fox.
Waltrip will pilot Swan Racing's No. 30 Toyota in the race, reuniting him with former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. The Daytona 500 marks Swan Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut after announcing its new ownership in December.
"I am thrilled to drive the No. 30 Toyota for Swan Racing and (have) the chance to win a third Daytona 500," said Waltrip, who won the “Great American Race” in 2001 and 2003. "Reuniting with Tony Jr. and (competition director) Steve Hmiel brings back a lot of good memories and is going to create new ones."
"Swan Racing is here to compete and to build a championship contender," said Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis. "This one-race partnership with Michael puts a two-time champion behind the wheel and the No. 30 in the mix at the Daytona 500."
"This is a great move for Swan Racing," said driver David Stremme, who will be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Toyota for the remainder of the season."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."
"Michael is a familiar face for a lot of us here at Swan Racing," said Eury Jr. "We know each other's habits, wants and needs on the track. We're going to Daytona to compete and hopefully we'll make a mark for Swan Racing."
Find out more about the team at www.swanracingco.com.
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