StarCom Racing announced Wednesday that Quin Houff will drive its No. 00 Chevrolet full time in the NASCAR Cup Series for the next two seasons.
Houff debuted in NASCAR’s top division last season, making 17 starts for Spire Motorsports and Premium Motorsports. The Virginia native replaces Landon Cassill, who had driven StarCom’s No. 00 Chevy full time since March 2018.
In a statement, StarCom said “we have a commitment to Landon that we plan to honor in 2020.” The organization expressed its appreciation for Cassill’s contributions and indicated details about his role in the future would come at a later date.
StarCom is preparing for its third full season of Cup Series competition. The organization acquired a charter from Richard Childress Racing in December 2018.
“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,” StarCom team manager Derrike Cope said in a 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!”
Cassill competed in all 36 points-paying Cup Series races in 2019, with a best finish of 11th at Daytona International Speedway in July. He was eligible for championship points in the Xfinity Series, where he made 17 starts split between team owners Johnny Davis and Morgan Shepherd.