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Swan Racing will compete full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and will put David Stremme behind the wheel of the #30. The team is formed from assets bought up from the defunct Inception Racing squad earlier in 2012.

The owner of the new team is Brandon Davis, CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy Inc., and hismelf a former dirt-modified driver in the United States Modified Touring Series. He insisted that the new team would not be there to make up the numbers.

"Swan Racing is here to race competitively every week, said Davis. "The days of starting and parking are over. I am confident that we are putting together the personnel to one day produce a championship contender."

Already, Davis has lined up Steve Hmiel to be Swan Racing's director of competition. Hmiel has been a crew chief for Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr., and was most recently competition director at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

"I have spent a lot of time with Brandon this year and I can tell you he is here to win," said Stremme. "I have never been so excited for a new season as I am for 2013. I'm ready to get started now."



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