Date of birth: Oct 9, 1968
Owner: Brad Smith
The ultimate underdog, Brad Smith has earned a large following with his never-give-up attitude despite working with a shoestring budget. Smith made his ARCA Menards Series debut in 1988, at the age of 19, and has been a part of the series virtually ever since. Third on the all-time starts list, Smith and his No. 48 Chevrolet carry on the tradition and legacy of former car owner James Hylton, the former independent NASCAR owner/driver and 1966 NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year who lost his life in a traffic accident in May 2018.