Quin Houff

Biography of Quin Houff

Quin Houff is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 00 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for StarCom Racing.

Early years

Houff started to race when he was eight, driving go-karts. A year later, he upgraded to Mini-Cup cars and by age thirteen, he was racing Limited Late Model cars at local tracks. During his formative years, Quin Houff often competed at legendary short track South Boston Speedway.

Late models

Houff ran the entire 2015 CARS Super Late Model Series schedule in 2015 at age seventeen. He won one race, in Hudson, North Carolina, recorded four more top fives and finished fourth in points. On the strength of that season, Quin Houff was named to the 2016 Kulwicki Driver Development program. He won the 2016 CARS season opener, but ran only the first seven races, a move he made after consulting with a stratgety team. Quin Houff also ran the 2016 All American 400 for David Gilliland. Houff returned to the series on a limited basis in 2017.

ARCA Racing Series

Houff teamed up with Mason Mitchell and his team to run the opening race of the 2017 ARCA Racing Series after a test at Daytona International Speedway. After leading laps and earning an award for leading at halfway, he was caught up in a wreck.

On January 8, 2018, Houff and Mason Mitchell Motorsports announced that they would run at least four races together in 2018, at Daytona, Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Quin Houff will work together with Mark Setzer, his crew chief from his Xfinity Series races.

Xfinity Series

On March 21, 2017, it was announced that Quin Houff would drive two NASCAR Xfinity Series races for Precision Performance Motorsports, at Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway. He tested for the races at Motor Mile Speedway. At Bristol, Quin Houff hovered around the top ten most of the day after a strong qualifying run but damage due to an incident with Ross Chastain dropped him to fifteenth.

Quin Houff
Quin Houff

After the race at Richmond, Houff signed on for two more races with the team, at Iowa Speedway and Kentucky Speedway. He took advantage of good pit strategy at Iowa to score a career-best twelfth but spun during his qualifying lap at Kentucky and failed to qualify. He made starts at Kentucky and Kansas, finishing in the mid-20s. Quin Houff failed to qualify for his final scheduled start of the year, at Homestead. Quin Houff was left without a ride as PPM shuttered its team at the end of the 2017 season.

On September 7, 2018, it was announced that Houff would make his 2018 Xfinity debut with JD Motorsports’ No. 4 entry at Richmond. After finishing 31st in a one-off for the team, a deal came together on October 18, 2018 for Houff to run the final four races of the Xfinity Series season in the organization’s No. 15 entry. The deal was made quickly, with Houff finalizing the deal and traveling to Kansas Speedway for the first race of the agreement on the same day.

Cup Series

On January 22, 2019, Spire Motorsports announced Houff would drive the team’s No. 77 on a part-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule starting at ISM Raceway. Early estimates pegged the number of races at approximately half of the 36-race schedule. On November 27, 2019, StarCom Racing announced that Quin Houff would drive the team’s No. 00 on a full-time basis during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Quin Houff
Quin Houff

Personal life

Quin Houff works with Duke University School of Medicine’s cancer programs, as his mother was treated for cancer there. His grandmother also had cancer.

Overview

  • Full Name: Quin W. Houff
  • Date of Birth: September 15, 1997
  • Age: 22 years
  • Birth Place: Weyers Cave, Virginia, United States
  • Current team: Chevrolet Motorsport
  • Car no., team: No. 00 (StarCom Racing)
  • 2019 position: 33rd
  • 2018 position: 49th
  • Best finish: 33rd (2019)
  • First race: 2019 TicketGuardian 500 (Phoenix)
  • Last race: 2020 Pocono 350 (Pocono)
  • Net Worth: N/A
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