Former NFL LB Romanowski joins Swan Racing
January 31, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
One of the NFL's most feared linebackers in his heyday can now add "NASCAR team owner" to his prolific resume.
Bill Romanowski, who played 16 seasons in the NFL, has signed on as a minority owner of Swan Racing, a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The retired NFL star joins forces with upstart team owner Brandon Davis, who is leading Swan into its first full racing season. Romanowski's health supplement company, Nutrition53, also signed on as a team sponsor and will be the primary sponsor for 10 races on the No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme. Nutrition53 will have an associate sponsor position on the car for the other 26 races.
"Bill Romanowski understands what it takes to win, which makes him a perfect fit at Swan Racing," said the majority owner Davis. "Bill is the only linebacker to start in five Super Bowls, and he did it playing for four different teams. His leadership skills and approach to successful competition will help Swan Racing become a championship contender."
Nutrition53 will be featured on the No. 30 Toyota as the primary sponsor for 10 Sprint Cup races in 2013, which include: Texas (April 13), Charlotte (May 26 and October 12), Pocono (June 9 and August 4), Sonoma (June 23), Daytona (July 6), New Hampshire (July 14 and September 22), and Atlanta (September 1).
"I am thrilled to jump into the NASCAR world as a part owner and as a sponsor," said Romanowski. "Brandon has a vision for how to build a championship contender and I'm eager to be part of it. I'm also excited about the integration of Nutrition53 products with NASCAR nation. As Americans are relentlessly attempting to embrace healthier lifestyles, Nutrition53 can help NASCAR fans, drivers, crew and media promote weight loss, memory improvement and rejuvenation through better sleep."
Romanowski started in an astounding 243 consecutive games -- highlighted by five Super Bowl appearances as a linebacker -- and was selected twice to the Pro Bowl. He played for the San Francisco 49ers (1988-1993), Philadelphia Eagles (1994-1995), Denver Broncos (1996-2001) and Oakland Raiders (2002-2003).
Romanowski is founder and CEO of Nutrition53, which markets a line of supplemental health drinks and vitamins developed by a team of doctors, scientists and nutritionists to help with weight loss, energy, mental performance and sleep.
Nutrition53's Lean1 nutrition shake, a high performance shake designed to boost healthy, rapid weight loss without hunger, will be the primary sponsor for Swan's pit crew.
The company claims that the Lean1 pit crew will be the leanest, meanest, fittest pit crew in NASCAR.
"Nutrition53 products will be used by the Swan Racing team to help them compete at a consistently high level for the full length of the grueling NASCAR schedule," said Romanowski.