David Stremme is set to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup return this weekend at Bristol, while Michael Waltrip will attempt to qualify for his second race of the season at the half-mile track.
Stremme, who lost his drive with Penske Racing last year when the squad hired Brad Keselowski, will replace Boris Said at the wheel of the No. 26 Latitude 43 Ford. The team is hoping to keep its top 35 status into the next event at Martinsville, though it has slipped to 37th after the first four races.
Meanwhile Michael Waltrip, who plans to enter a limited number of races this year, will drive the No. 55 Prism Motorsports Toyota in place of Michael McDowell. Waltrip, who needs to qualify on speed for Sunday's race, will be back again with the same team next month to race at Talladega, having only raced once this year in the season-opener at Daytona.
Stremme's best Bristol results came in 2007 while driving for Chip Ganassi, taking two top-15 finishes, while Waltrip has eight top 10s and a top five at the half-mile, high-banked oval.