Brad Davies

Brad Davies
Birth Date
October 8, 1984
Miami, Fla.

In the crowded world of esports, Brad Davies stands out for many reasons, not the least of which is he is among the most experienced drivers in the eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series. As of the end of the 2020 season, Davies had 179 career starts, second-most in series history.

The 36-year-old Floridian also drives for the same company at which he works on a daily basis. On race days, Davies is the driver of the No. 88 AXE Chevrolet. Every other day, he’s the IT administrator at JR Motorsports, which is a crucial job given the far-flung aspects of a racing organization which spends nearly 100 days on the road traveling to various speedways competing in multiple series.

Davies’ history as an iRacer goes back to, well, the beginning. He was one of the original alpha and beta testers, which dated back to before iRacing was released to the public. In 2007 and 2008, Davies was invited to test for iRacing due to his participation in some of the bigger sim leagues (NASCAR 2003 by Papyrus among them). He got his start in middle school, when a friend introduced him to NASCAR Racing 2, and his friend group spent the next several years racing against each other. In 2010, Davies finished second in the oval division of the Drivers World Championship, the forerunner of the eNIWCS, which he said was the crowning achievement of his career thus far.

Davies was a NASCAR fan growing up, and the building of Homestead-Miami Speedway near his hometown undoubtedly helped. He began getting interested in NASCAR in the mid-1990s, in the heyday of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jeff Gordon, and in 2003 was invited to join the Dirty Mo Posse league run by Dale Earnhardt Jr. One thing led to another.

“I first met Dale in 2003, when I got invited to his DMP (Dirty Mo Posse) league, which started a year or two after NASCAR 2003 came out. I’m not exactly sure how we met originally. I guess he had seen me racing from time to time and I had a couple of different buddies that were friends or kind of knew him. I think he was just looking for the guys who could actually race and not be clowns and who took it somewhat seriously and were good at it. He wanted to create this league, which he did, and it was known as probably the top league in all of the NASCAR 2003 series.”

Since then, Davies has made a name for himself as one of the top sim racers in the world, consistently qualifying for the eNIWCS and running at the front of the field. In 2020, Davies earned two top-five and five top-10 finishes in series competition and finished 12th in the points.

When he’s not planning out car setups and refining strategies, Davies spends his days as the IT administrator at JRM. “As the IT administrator at JRMotorsports, I help maintain, update, upgrade any and all hardware and software throughout the company,” he said. “I’m also your first point of contact for any employee in need of technical assistance, including troubleshooting all hardware, software and/or networking issues.”