Billy "Catfish" Parker
Billy Parker grew up in Denver, N.C., as the son of an avid outdoorsman. He and his brothers found themselves spending most of their time in the outdoors where some of their favorite memories were made while spending time at their family farm in South Carolina hunting whitetail deer and wild turkey. Hunting, fishing and shooting bows with their dad started at an early age for the Parker sons.
As teenagers, Billy and Hank Jr. found themselves involved in stock car racing as a hobby but it quickly grew into a passion. Billy started off as a mechanic and fabricator working for his brother, Hank Jr., and other race teams. It wasn't long before he had worked his way into the driver seat and competed in the NASCAR late model stock racing series which competes all over the Southeastern United States.
Billy won several races during his late model-racing career which earned him an opportunity to race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He raced for team owners such as Ed Whitaker Racing, P.P.C Racing and Rusty Wallace Racing. Billy competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series during the 2000-2001 season and again in 2004. When Billy reached his eighth year in racing he started getting back to his roots of hunting and enjoying the outdoors.
Along with his brother, Hank Jr., they collectively decided to leave their racing careers behind. They teamed up with their dad and produce "Hank Parker's Flesh & Blood Outdoors" TV show which airs on the Outdoor Channel. In 2009-2010 he also co-hosted "Hunt Like a Parker" which aired on ESPN Outdoors. Billy lives in Statesville, N.C., with his wife Laura.