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