StarCom Racing signs Quin Houff as full-time 00 driver

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By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

StarCom Racing announced on Wednesday that the organization has signed 22-year old Quin Houff as it’s full-time driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series for 2020 as well as the 2021 season.

Photo: Quin Houff/StarComRacing

SCR stated that they continue to build their program around young talent and they have high expectations going into their third full-time season at NASCAR’s highest level.

“I’m very excited to become a part of the StarCom Racing family,” said 00 Driver Quin Houff in a team press release. “This is the chance of a lifetime to be able to become a full-time NASCAR cup driver and to turn my childhood dream into a reality. I can’t thank those that were involved throughout my career enough; especially my family and sponsors! I also would like to thank StarCom Racing for this opportunity. I am looking forward to building a reputation and experience alongside this young fast-growing team at the top level of motorsports.”

Houff made 17 starts in the Cup Series in 2019 with a best finish of 28th coming in the Coca-Cola 600 back in May. In 10 previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts between 2017 and 2018, Houff’s best finish in the NXS came at Iowa Speedway in 2017 when he finished 12th.

“In our efforts to continue the progression of StarCom Racing, we have many plans for building the team in 2020 and being prepared for the introduction of the Next Gen car,” Said Derrike Cope, SCR team manager in a team press release. “I am pleased to have young and passionate driver, Quin Houff, to continue his progression in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is a delightful, quick-witted young man that is eager to finally showcase his talents and race in his first Daytona 500!”

The last two seasons in Cup Series competition, SCR had Iowa Rapids native Landon Cassill behind the wheel of the 00 Chevrolet. In 2019, Cassill’s best finishes came at Daytona in July where he finished 11th and a 14th place finish at Talladega Superspeedway this past fall.

“We are thankful for all that Landon Cassill has brought to StarCom Racing’s program in 2019. We have a commitment to Landon that we plan to honor in 2020. Details to come at a later date”, said StarCom Racing in a team press release.

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