Profile Details


Shelby Township, Michigan


Height: 5'9

Weight: 175

Education: MBA - Central Michigan, BSME - Suffield University, BBA - Walsh College

Hobbies: Racing, coaching sports

Favorite Movie: Animal House

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Racing Memory: First race at Daytona

Brad Smith's long and winding road finally paid off in a big way when the driver of the No. 48 James Hylton Motorsports Ford finished a career-best sixth in ARCA Racing Series national championship standings in 2016. Brad also finished eighth in championship standings in 2017, also driving for James Hylton. Brad's previous career-best points finish was 11th in 2014, despite not racing in five of the 20 events. Over a career that reaches back to 1988, Brad made his 300th career ARCA start at Daytona in 2018. After opening the 2015 season with a solid 22nd place finish (on the lead lap) in the Lucas Oil ARCA 200 at Daytona in James Hylton's Ford Fusion he went on to finish 15th at Mobile Int'l Speedway, 17th at Salem Speedway, and 20th at Nashville. He had just moved into the top-10 points before a crash at Talladega in May, 2015 sidelined him for the rest of the 2015 season. Brad came back with a vengeance in the 2016 season, earning his best season on record. Brad also earned the General Tire Spirit Award in 2016. Brad is also a graduate from Central Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Suffield University. When he's not racing, he works as a product engineer for the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan.