After time-trailing their way into the Daytona 500 field last week, David Stremme and Inception Motorsports now have a new partner. JEGS.com announced today that it will sponsor Stremme's #30 Toyota in the “Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway.
|Stremme flies the JEG'S colors|
The sponsorship is an extension of Stremme's relationship with JEGS through Cody Coughlin, grandson of JEGS founder Jeg Coughlin, Sr. The younger Coughlin is currently racing Late Model Stock Cars, and Stremme is helping the youngster race his way up the short-track ladder.
"I like Cody," said Stremme. "I met his mom, Di, and dad John at the Snowball Derby and we hit it off. Cody is very well-rounded, and he's got great teachers in Gary St. Amant and Butch VanDoorn. Gary helped me a lot in my career, and we've already seen what Butch can do with Cody during this year's Speedweeks with a couple of poles and some top-five finishes at the 46th World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. I'm trying to help Cody in any way I can."
Stremme made it in the Daytona 500 field in last Sunday's qualifying, turning a lap at 191.963 mph. He'll start the race from the 42nd position, flying JEGS.com colors.
"We have a really good shot at running well," Stremme said. "We're kind of underdogs in a way, but we were able to out-qualify some really big teams. We had to have a different agenda leading up to the 500 than other teams. But Sunday, I think we'll be able to show how hard my team has worked and hopefully get a really good result to start the season."