By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
Johnny Davis Motorsports with Gary Keller continues to give up-and-coming drivers a chance as Quin Houff joins the team at Richmond Raceway. While Ross Chastain competes for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Go Bowling 250, Houff will fill the seat of the No. 4 Beating Cancer with Duke Chevrolet Camaro SS.
Houff has one previous start at Richmond last season. In the now-defunct Precision Performance Motorsports No. 46, he started and finished 27th, three laps down. Houff turned heads at both Bristol Motor Speedway and Iowa Speedway, finishing inside the Top-15 in underfunded equipment.
“I am super excited to have the opportunity to jump in the iconic JD Motorsports No. 4 car,” Houff said. “I can’t thank them enough for giving me the chance not only to get back into the Xfinity Series but to also race in front of a home crowd at Richmond. I look forward to learning a lot from this experienced group and bringing home a solid finish.”
In 2018, Houff has made four ARCA Racing Series starts for Mason Mitchell Motorsports. The 20-year-old earned two Top-10 finishes with a best finish of sixth at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Houff also has made 19 starts in the Response Energy CARS Super Late Model Tour. He earned victories at Tri-County Motor Speedway as well as Southern National Motorsports Park. Houff earned 10 top-five and 15 Top-10 finishes. In his only full-time season in 2015, he finished fourth in the Championship Points Standings.
“We’re excited to have Quin with us at Richmond,” said Davis. “We’ve watched him race, and he appears to be one of the best young drivers out there. Like a lot of them, he just needs a chance. We’ll put him in a good car at Richmond and try to bring home a good finish.”
At Richmond Raceway, JD Motorsports has a best finish of 10thin 2015 with Landon Cassill. Houff will join the teams’ regular drivers, Garrett Smithley and Vinnie Miller at Richmond.