David Stremme will return to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series this season with the newly formed Inception Motorsports team. Stremme will drive the team's No. 30 Chevrolet in select races, beginning at Richmond on April 30. The new team, put together by the the Inception investment group aims to expand to a full-season program in 2012.
"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 a number of 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."