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Stremme returning to Cup with Inception Motorsports

March 30, 2011, Team Release,

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- David Stremme on Wednesday announced that he will return to the Sprint Cup Series this season and join forces with the newly formed Inception Motorsports. Stremme will drive the No. 30 Inception Chevrolet in select Cup events in 2011, beginning at Richmond International Raceway on April 30.


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 Cup events throughout 2011 with a goal of running the full 2012 season.

"The plan is solid," Stremme said. "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 Cup and 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," Stremme said. "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."