Written by Rick Hodson
Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:04
There's a new entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup ownership ranks. Swan Racing, headed by Swan Energy CEO Brandon Davis, will compete full time beginning in Daytona.
"Swan Racing is here to race competitively every week," Davis said. "The days of starting and parking are over. I am confident that we are putting together the personnel to one day produce a championship contender."
The Toyota will piloted by David Stremme.
"I have spent a lot of time with Brandon this year and I can tell you he is here to win," he said. "I have never been so excited for a new season as I am for 2013. I'm ready to get started now."
The 33 year old Davis is no stranger to racing. Growing up in Oklahoma, he worked on his father's dirt car until he was old enough to get behind the wheel and go racing.
"I have been around racing all my life," Davis said. "It's in my blood. I've built cars, I've raced cars, and now I'm looking forward to winning at the highest level."
Joining the team will be Steve Hmiel as Swan Racing's director of competition. Hmiel is a veteran of the NASCAR garage area, with more than 35 years experience as a crew chief, car chief, and competition director.
"This is a great opportunity to build a team from the ground up," Hmiel said. "Brandon is completely committed to winning, he has a long-term vision, and I'm excited to be part of it."
Swan Racing is located in Mooresville, N.C., and will get its horsepower from Triad Racing Technologies, a top engine builder. Swan Energy will be the primary sponsor on the No. 30 Toyota. Discussions with additional sponsors are underway and further sponsor announcements are expected early in 2013.
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