Gary Swenson has enjoyed a career as a car owner that has spanned more than 40 years. His car won the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals in 1968 and the IMCA sprint title in 1972 with Ray Lee Goodwin driving. Goodwin and Swenson also won the 1971 Knoxville Track Championship. In 1994, John Gerloff drove Swenson's car to first place at the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Ark. Some of the other winning drivers that Swenson has employed include Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductees Cliff Sealock, Lloyd Beckman, Joe Saldana, Don Maxwell and Jan Opperman. Swenson was inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2005.