For nearly two decades, Danny Olmstead held a position as the primary driver for the sprint car racing team D & D Racing, Inc. At 18 years of age, he became the youngest driver at that time to ever win a major event in the NASCAR sprint series. He later moved on from sprint car to open-wheel formula cars, racing for Pacific Motorsports in the Toyota Atlantic Series. Drawing on his driving experience, Danny Olmstead later spent two years as an owner and co-manager of a team that competed in United States Auto Club sprint car events.

During his driving career, Danny Olmstead also served as vice president of general operations for WDO, Inc., a custom home design and building company in Tracy, California. He has continued working in residential development since his retirement from racing as owner of East Bay Holding Co., LP, and Residential Foreclosure Wholesale, LLC. Along with acquiring land for subdivision projects in Tracy, Mr. Olmstead manages investments in and remodeling of non-Ellis Act duplex units in San Francisco.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Danny Olmstead gives his time as a volunteer food server and busser at Glide Memorial Church. He belongs to the University Club of San Francisco and has spoken before professional gatherings on such issues as socially responsible investing and affordable housing. In his free time, he enjoys riding dirt bikes at Carnegie State Park and reading works on social psychology by such scholars as Robert Cialdini.