Brandon Davis lost his job at a mortgage company, had his car repossessed and lived on 99-cent burritos while sleeping on a cousin’s couch in Denver.
A decade later, he’s the owner of a team in the Sprint Cup Series.
Though Swan Racing, which is ranked 33rd entering Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway, hasn’t met his expectations in its first full year on NASCAR’s premier circuit, Davis seems to relish the challenge.
“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.”