(Statesville, North Carolina – Jan. 28, 2014) - Swan Racing
, a leading professional stock-car racing team,
announced today that it has partnered with SMS Audio
exclusive agreement to be an associate sponsor on the team's No. 26 and No. 30
Toyota Camrys during the 2014 and 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons. SMS
Audio is an American consumer electronics manufacturer of headphones and audio
products, founded by entertainer and entrepreneur Curtis "50 Cent"
"Swan Racing is very proud to partner with a growing worldwide brand like
SMS Audio and to include an entrepreneur like 50 Cent as part of our team," said
team owner Brandon Davis. "The SMS Audio brand will be part of both our cars and
I think our fans are going to love the product."
50 Cent, who is a successful musical artist, entrepreneur, investor and
actor serves as CEO of SMS Audio, which he founded in 2011. Created with the
direct input from 50 Cent, SMS Audio has brought world-class audio products to
consumers, delivering studio-mastered sound and unmatched durability and
"Swan Racing and its up-and-coming drivers are the perfect match for SMS
Audio," said Jackson. "They are as passionate for the sport of racing as we are
for our audio products, and we're confident that the music-loving NASCAR fan
base is going to enjoy our headphones – whether at track or at home."
The partnership will include SMS Audio branding on both the No. 26 and No.
30 car, branding on the driver's uniforms and Swan-branded SMS Audio headphones
featuring drivers Cole Whitt and Parker Kligerman. In addition, 50 will be
making appearances at races throughout the season, supporting the drivers and
Delivering a professional, studio-quality music experience, the SMS Audio
line includes the STREET by 50™ and SYNC by 50™ product families. The brand
offers a full range of premium headphones, earbuds and accessories, and portion
of each U.S. sale of SMS Audio products – in-store or online at www.SMSaudio.com
– help provide meals to food-insecure families through Feeding America.
"I am pumped up for this partnership to say the least, as I am a huge
hip-hop fan, I am a huge 50 fan and I rely on headphones to get me in the right
pre-race mindset," said Parker Kligerman driver of the No. 30 Toyota Camry. "I
have my headphones on anytime I am about to get on track. It's a way for me to
focus and get pumped up. This partnership is an honor."
"Our partnership with SMS Audio shows how Swan Racing is gaining more and
more attention from top brands," said Cole Whitt driver of the No. 26 Toyota
Camry. "From a personal point of view I use headphones every day when I'm doing
my workouts and video gaming, so I am definitely excited about my SMS Audio
headphones and promoting them to our fans."
The business relationship and sponsorship program between SMS Audio and
Swan Racing was conceived and negotiated by Pegasus Marketing Group
(www.pegasusmarketing.com) of Lake Forest, Illinois' Ralph H. Hansen, President
and CEO. For more information about Swan Racing, its drivers and schedule of
races, visit www.swanracingteam.com. Information about SMS Audio and its full
product line can be found at www.smsaudio.com.
About Swan Racing: Swan Racing is a professional stock-car racing team,
based in Statesville, N.C., that competes full-time in 36 nationally televised
races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Swan Racing fields two teams driven by
Parker Kligerman (No. 30) and Cole Whitt (No. 26). The team is owned by Swan
Energy CEO Brandon Davis.
About SMS Audio, LLC: A premier audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS
Audio, LLC is dedicated to improving the way people experience music. SMS Audio
combines technology, function and style to deliver studio mastered sound
wherever you go. A global audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio is
dedicated to improving the way people around the world experience music by
combining technology, function and style to bring a superior level of sound,
comfort and fashion to every product. Delivering a professional, studio-quality
music experience, the SMS Audio line includes STREET by 50™ and SYNC by 50™. SMS
Audio offers a full range of premium headphones, earbuds, and accessories
designed to meet the needs of various consumer segments. In addition to creating
products that deliver on their promise, SMS Audio and its founder, Curtis "50
Cent" Jackson, are committed to establish conscious capitalism and help those in
need. Through its partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading
domestic hunger relief charity, SMS Audio is dedicated to helping provide 1
Million meals a year to Feeding America on behalf of local food banks. A portion
of each U.S. sale of SMS Audio products, in-store or online at www.SMSaudio.com,
will help provide meals to food insecure families throughout the United States.
Together we can solve hunger.