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Cole Custer

Team: JR Motorsports-00-CWT
Age / DOB:  (18) / 1/23/1998

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Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) owns two victories on the 1.058-mile oval at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, one in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014 and another in the NASCAR K&N East Series in 2013.
Custer led 148 laps on his way to victory in the 2014 NCWTS event, which made him the youngest driver to have won a NASCAR national series event. That record still stands at 16 years, seven months and 28 days. Custer’s ninth-place finish at Chicagoland ended his quest to make the inaugural NCWTS Chase field. Of the final seven races left this season, he has victories at two of the tracks (NHMS and Phoenix International Raceway in K&N West action).-JR Motorsports Sep 22 - 8:19 PM

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Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has named Cole Custer as the driver for its NASCAR XFINITY Series team that will debut in 2017.

Custer, who will turn 19 prior to the start of the 2017 season, will pilot the team’s No. 00 entry fulltime and compete for rookie of the year honors. Haas Automation, the largest machine tool manufacturer in North America, will be the primary sponsor. Custer currently competes fulltime in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The native of Ladera Ranch, California, has two wins and four poles in 34 career Truck Series starts. And in preparation for his planned advancement to the XFINITY Series, Custer has made three XFINITY Series starts in 2016, scoring two top-10s with a best finish of fourth in May at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.-SHR
Sep 19 - 4:11 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 9th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started 17th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 151-lap race. Custer, who started in all 16 truck races so far this season, dropped one spot to 10th in the 2016 NCWTS point standings. Only the top eight in the points will continue competing in the Chase for the 2016 NCWTS Championship after this race.
Sep 17 - 11:23 AM

In five career starts on 1.5-mile tracks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Cole Custer’s average finish is 13.0. All five starts have come this season. The No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado driver's average start is 10.8.

This weekend will mark his first start at Chicagoland Speedway. His best finish at a 1.5-mile track was seventh, earned in May at Kansas Speedway, a virtual copy of Chicagoland Speedway. He started fourth that day, also his best result. Custer needs a victory to assure a spot in the inaugural Chase. He trails Timothy Peters by 32 points for the final spot and has a slim chance to still make it in on points.
Sep 14 - 8:48 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished second in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

He started on the pole and led a race-high 39 laps in the 66 lap race. Custer, who was leading on the final lap, got together with John Hunter Nemechek coming to the checkered flag. Nemechek was the winner, Custer the runner-up. Custer moved up one spot to ninth in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Sep 7 - 12:15 AM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 with a lap of 111.808 mph.

This is his fourth pole in 34 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races. It is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in three races at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Austin Cindric (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2016. Daniel Hemric (third) posted his first top-10 start at CTMP. It is his seventh in 15 races this season.
Sep 3 - 8:44 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) led the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session for the Chevrolet Silverado 200 at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

He ran a quick lap of 111.948 mph in this session. No. 8 John H Nemechek, No. 11 Brett Moffitt, No. 2 Austin Cindric and No. 19 Daniel Hemric round out the top five of the 32 trucks practicing in this session. Caleb Roark in the No. 10 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Sep 3 - 1:58 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) ended a run of three straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series top-10 finishes at Michigan, but he has two straight top-10 results at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).

In two starts at the 2.459-mile road course, Custer has finished ninth and 10th, leading 24 laps in the process. He led with 12 laps remaining last season before finishing 10th. His average start is 5.0 at CTMP, and his driver rating there is 110.7, best among series regulars. Custer needs a win to assure himself a spot in the Chase. By doing so, he bumps Daniel Hemric or Timothy Peters – the only winless drivers currently in the top eight in points – out of a Chase birth.-JR Motorsports
Aug 31 - 4:54 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) was credited with a 22nd place DNF in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He started 18th in the lineup, led 18 laps and completed 83 laps of the 100-lap event before exiting the race (Accident). Custer, who started in all 14 races so far this season, dropped one spot to 10th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 29 - 2:16 PM

Cole Custer’s sixth-place run at Bristol last week was his third straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) top-10 finish, matching his total for the first 10 races of the season.

This weekend’s race will be the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado driver’s first on a 2-mile speedway. Over the past three races, Custer has earned an average finish of 5.7. The strong showing over the past three events has seen Custer jump to ninth in points and within nine points of the inaugural Chase for the NCWTS. He has three races to make up that deficit.-JR Motorsports
Aug 24 - 8:44 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 6th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

He started 9th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Custer, who started in all 13 series races so far this season, advanced two spots to 9th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 19 - 11:45 AM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) led 111 laps last year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Bristol before finishing 16th.

He was leading on lap 161 when another driver collected him in a spin. His average start on the .533-mile oval is a stellar 3.5 in NCWTS competition, and he’s averaging a finish of 12.0 at Bristol. In the five races since Marcus Richmond came aboard as crew chief, Custer has earned a pair of top-five finishes and three top-10s. He is now only five points away from the eighth spot in the standings, the cutoff for the inaugural Chase for the NCWTS.-JR Motorsports
Aug 16 - 12:04 PM

Cole Custer (No. 98 Haas Automation Chevrolet) won the pole at New York's Watkins Glen International in 2015 and finished fifth.

Has three career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East wins, at Iowa and Loudon in 2013 and Richmond in 2014. Has two career top five finishes in five road course starts, including a fifth at Road Atlanta in 2013. Competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, where he is 11th in the standings with three top fives and five top 10s in 12 races.
Aug 3 - 12:30 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 5th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started 16th in the lineup and completed all of the 60 laps run. Custer, who started in all 12 series races so far this season, is currently 11th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jul 31 - 7:13 PM

Even though this is Cole Custer’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Pocono, the #00 Chevrolet Silverado driver has experience at the "Tricky Triangle", winning the 50-lap ARCA event in August 2015. He led the final 18 laps.

The 18-year-old Californian earned his fourth top 10 of the season last week at Eldora, racing to a sixth-place finish on the dirt. Custer closed the gap at Eldora, jumping two spots to 11th in the points and just 14 points out of the eighth spot, the cutoff for the inaugural Chase for the NCWTS.-JR Motorsports
Jul 28 - 9:27 PM