Colby Howard Joins Young’s Motorsports


MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Young’s Motorsports announced Monday that Colby Howard will join the organization as a driver in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

The 18-year-old Howard signed a two-race contract with the team and will pilot the No. 20 Project HOPE Foundation Chevrolet Silverado beginning with Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway on Nov. 8.

“It is the biggest break of my racing career,” Howard said. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to make my debut with Young’s Motorsports.”

Howard will make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at the ISM Raceway, located in Avondale, Ariz., and is also scheduled to compete at Homestead-Mimi (Fla.) Speedway on Nov. 15.

The Simpsonville, S.C.,-native is currently running in the Show Me the Money Series Pro Late Models, where he has earned three wins, four top-five and four top-10 finishes in five starts this season. At the historic Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., Howard captured one victory in the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series.  In addition, he made one start in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance.

He has 46 career starts in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with four victories, 20 top-five and 39 top-10 finishes at the NASCAR Home Tracks of Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway. Howard has also made one start in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour.

Howard has four starts in the ARCA Menards Series, finishing in the top-10 each time.

“We are excited to see Howard develop his stock car skills with Young’s Motorsports,” team principal Tyler Young said.