Owner, Swan Racing
CEO, Swan Energy
Brandon Davis enters his sophomore year as owner of Swan Racing with anticipation and high expectations. The upstart owner doubled down on his team after just one season, expanding it from one to two cars during the offseason. The team will feature two of NASCAR’s most talked about young racers, Parker Kligerman driving the No. 30 Toyota Camry and Cole Whitt driving the No. 26 Toyota Camry. Both will compete for NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors during the 2014 season.
Davis bought the race team in 2012 and quickly made significant changes that included top-flight personnel and upgraded equipment. Davis also instituted a new work ethic in which the team would race hard every lap of every race. Sponsors quickly gravitated to the team and are proudly featured on the car. Swan’s sponsors include Lean1 Nutrition Shakes; Widow Wax; MGM Grand; and Black Clover. In fact, former NFL great, Bill Romanowski, who owns Lean1 bought an ownership stake in Swan Racing.
At the age of 35, Davis is as old school as they come. Born in Elk City, Oklahoma he’s spent his life in the oil and gas industry making his way from the oil fields to the boardroom. In 2004 Davis took a sales position at a small oil and gas company. His background, along with a strong family history of entrepreneurial spirit, propelled him through the ranks of various oil companies during the early stages of his career. He became a partner in his first oil company at the age of 27 and sole owner of his first company two years later at 29. Today he is CEO of Swan Energy.
USA Today took notice of Davis in a feature story in 2013 in which Davis talked about how he managers challenges:
“It is frustrating, but if things are easy, they’re boring,” Davis, 34, tells USA TODAY Sports. “There’s nothing fun about easy. If we were winning every week, sure that’d be fun, too. But if there’s a challenge in front of me. I enjoy problem-solving. I’ve always been the underdog.” (http://usat.ly/13yXmRc).
Racing has been a big part of Davis’ life. His father raced semi-late and late model dirt cars on the NCRA circuit in the 80’s and campaigned a pro stock car around the rough and tumble dirt tracks of Oklahoma during the 90’s. Growing up, Brandon spent many late nights with his father prepping their cars for the Saturday night shows. When Brandon was old enough, he jumped behind the wheel of a dirt modified and never looked back.
As a dirt modified driver, he’s raced at tracks throughout the Midwest from Wisconsin to Arizona, Louisiana, and all points between. His passion is winning in all forms of the word, leading him to work 7 days a week in all aspects of his life to be the best he can.
Davis and Swan Energy support several charities including Boys & Girls Clubs, Denver 20-30, Outreachers, The Kempe Foundation, Keeping Kids on Track, Special Care, and Engineers Without Borders.