By Kelly Crandall – BREAKING NEWS: Sources in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage have confirmed that Saturday’s NSCS Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond international Raceway will be the final race for driver David Stremme at Swan Racing. Stremme is also a minority owner in the team and has driven in every race except the season opening Daytona 500.
Nationwide Series driver Cole Whitt will drive the car beginning next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Whitt will also drive at Kansas, Charlotte, Talladega and Phoenix but the team said they may finish the season with at least two other drivers. That will be announced at a later time.
“We welcome Cole Whitt to Swan Racing as the team builds for the future,” team owner Brandon Davis said a release. “Cole is a very talented driver with a bright future and we are eager to see him compete for Swan Racing. I also want to thank David Stremme for his commitment to the team and for helping me learn so much about the sport in my first full season in NASCAR.
“We are going to take a look at a number of young drivers this year as we begin to prepare for 2014. It is important that this team take continued steps forward in every aspect.”
Whitt has competed in 11 NNS races for TriStar Motorsports and has a past with JR Motorsports, where he finished seventh in the championship standings. Over his career Whitt has competed in 47 NNS races and has made seven NSCS starts over the last two seasons.
“I am thrilled to get back to racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Swan Racing. I told Mr. Davis that I will give him all I have to make this team successful,” said Whitt.