Quin Houff, a 19-year-old driver from Weyers Cave, Virginia, started his racing career in go-karts at age 8. He won more than 20 races in his first season, taking home the championship and Rookie of the Year honors at his hometown track. At nine years old, he moved up to Mini-Cup cars and earned a third place championship finish.
A year later, Houff knew he wanted to make racing a career. He began driving Limited Late Models at the age of 13. As soon as he turned 14, he obtained his NASCAR license and won Rookie of the Year and earned a top-10 championship points finish at Motor Mile Speedway.
In 2014, Houff won the UNOH Youth Achievement Award at Motor Mile along as well as another top-10 finish in points. In 2015, he joined the LFR Driver Development Group, owned by Rob Fuller. He raced the No. 17 #BeatinCancer car in the CARS Super Late Model Tour and other selected super late model events. During his debut season for the team, he visited victory lane at Tri-County Motor Speedway and secured five top-five and six top-10 finishes.
Quin kicked off 2016 by winning the CARS Tour season-opening race at Southern National Motorsports Park and contending for the title until the final few races.
In 2017, Quin graduated to the ARCA Racing Series and nearly won the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. A couple of months later, he earned the opportunity to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway with Precision Performance Motorsports. In a very impressive run, Quin ran on the lead lap most of the day and finished his first NASCAR national series race in the 15th position on the lead lap.
When Houff is not in the race car, he is working to better his community. He participates with his local Salvation Army, collecting toys for its annual Toy Convoy and also volunteers with Victory Weekend Ministries.
Quin began branding his racecars with the “Beatin’ Cancer with Duke” campaign to honor his mother and grandmother, who were both diagnosed with breast cancer. The campaign, which incorporates Quin’s Duke Cancer Institute fundraising website which launched in 2016, honors all women who are currently fighting cancer or have battled with cancer in the past. To read more about the Houff’s family story and make a contribution to their Duke Cancer Institute fundraising effort, visit www.beatincancerwithduke.org.
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