NAME: Colby Howard
HOMETOWN: Simpsonville, South Carolina
NICKNAME: “The Kid”
Colby “The Kid” is a popular 16-year-old, third generation stock car racer from Simpsonville, South Carolina who scored 11 wins and 27 podium finishes plus a championship in Motocross and a championship in the Mid-East Hare Scramble Series to start his racing career.
He switched over to mini-stocks at Anderson Motor Speedway and racked up ten top five finishes in two seasons before stepping up into the limited late models in late 2015.
Colby won seven limited feature races in 2016 and finished second in Southeast Limited Late Model Series Pro Division points, gaining a huge fan following in the process.
For 2017, Colby advanced into the NASCAR Late Model Stock division to compete at some of the most historic tracks in North and South Carolina, including Hickory Motor Speedway, Concord Motor Speedway, Greenville-Pickens Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway.
He won for the first time in a late model stock at Anderson Motor Speedway, had numerous top five finishes, wound up second in South Carolina state points and won SC state rookie of the year points as well.
His marketing partners include Eubanks Oil, The Odorless, Century Concrete and Southern Utilities.