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Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the toughest short tracks on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. For Quin Houff, the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol was the perfect place to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut.
Houff has two wins in the CARS Super Late Model Tour and finished fourth in the championship points standings in 2015, his rookie season. He also participated in the 2016 Kulwicki Driver Development Program.
In the first and only practice session of the weekend, Houff was 31st fastest in the No. 46 beatincancerwithduke.org Chevrolet Camaro for Precision Performance Motorsports.
In qualifying, the 19-year-old driver turned heads. In the first round, Houff placed his Chevrolet on top of the boards for the majority of the session. Eventually, Houff slid down the charts. After being bumped out of the Top 24, he improved his speed enough to make Top 24 and the second round. Houff ended up 21st on the starting grid.
From the drop of the green flag, Houff moved forward. Stage 1 was quiet, but quick. By the end of the stage, he was one lap down, just outside the Top 10.
Houff quietly moved forward when the race returned to green flag action. Passing cars high and low, he moved just inside the Top 10 before rain forced a lengthy red flag. The caution for the red flag gave Houff the lucky dog, allowing him to return to the lead lap.