StarCom Racing will have a new face behind the wheel of its No. 00 Chevrolet Camaro in Quin Houff.
The team announced this news on their Twitter on Wednesday morning (Nov. 27).
StarCom Racing signs up-and-coming talent, Quin Houff as it’s full time 00 driver for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. SCR continues to build its program around young talent and has high expectations going into its third full time @NASCAR season. pic.twitter.com/Ww3ThADeSS
— StarCom Racing (@StarcomRacing) November 27, 2019
Houff signed a deal to be the full-time driver of the No. 00 for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
“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,” Houff said in a press release on the team website. “I can’t thank those that were involved throughout my career enough, especially my family and sponsors! I am looking forward to building a reputation and experience alongside this young fast-growing team at the top level of motorsports.”
Houff, a 22-year-old from Weyers Cave, Va., has 17 NASCAR Cup Series starts, all in 2019, with a best finish of 28th in the Coca-Cola 600. He also has 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races under his belt, with a 12th at Iowa Speedway and a 14th at Kansas Speedway.
“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,” Derrike Cope, StarCom team manager, said.
— Davey Segal (@DaveyCenter) November 27, 2019
The No. 00 had previously been driven by Landon Cassill, and according to the team’s press release, StarCom has plans of some kind in store for Cassill that will be revealed later.
The No. 00 finished 33rd in the NASCAR Cup Series owner standings in 2019 out of 36 chartered teams and 46 total teams overall.