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Cole Custer

Team: Stewart-Haas Racing-00-NXS
Age / DOB:  (19) / 1/23/1998
Ht / Wt:  5'8 / 160

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The NXS 300 will mark Cole Custer’s 10th career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start and his first career NXS start at his hometown track, Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
He is no stranger to winning at California tracks where he has never competed. In 2012, Custer won his first start at I-10 Speedway in the Late Model Stock Car division. In 2005, Custer won six races in the Jr. Novice Series at Pomona Valley on his way to winning the Quarter Midget championship in the Jr. Novice Series. Custer would go on to win Quarter Midget championships in the Sr. Honda and Sr. Stock Divisions four years later. He is currently 12th in the NXS championship standings, 66 points behind series leader Elliot Sadler. His best finish in four NXS races run thus far is 10th, earned in the second race of the season March 4 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.-True Speed Communication Mar 21 - 11:00 AM

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Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang) finished 21st in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

He started ninth in the lineup and completed 200 of the 200 laps run. Custer slipped back two spots to 12th in the 2017 NXS driver championship point standings after this event.
Mar 18 - 9:02 PM

The DC Solar 200 will mark Cole Custer’s ninth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start and his first career XFINITY Series start at Phoenix International Raceway.

While it will be his first XFINITY Series start at Phoenix, it will be his seventh overall start at the mile oval. Custer has three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts and three NASCAR K&N Pro Series starts at Phoenix. His best Truck Series finish is third in 2014 and that same year he won the K&N Pro Series race. He also has a K&N Series pole at Phoenix, earned in 2013 when he first competed at the track. Since 2015 across eight XFINITY Series starts, 42 Camping World Truck Series starts and 29 K&N Pro Series starts, Custer has five wins, six poles, 13 top-fives, 22 top-10s and 919 laps led at tracks that are a mile in length or shorter.-True Speed Communication
Mar 15 - 10:46 AM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Code 3 Associates Ford Mustang) finished 11th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He started 20th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Custer advanced three positions from 13th to 10th in the 2017 NXS driver championship point standings after this event.
Mar 12 - 9:18 PM

The Boyd Gaming 300 event will mark Cole Custer's first NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

On Saturday, Oct. 21, 2016, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas, Custer led three laps prior to earning a third-place finish – his only start at the 1.5-mile oval in any series. He isn’t a stranger to racing at the LVMS campus. Custer began racing at the Bullring at LVMS in 2011, earning a victory in the USAC Young Gun division to help him to secure the USAC National Focus Young Gun Championship. Then, in 2012, he became the youngest Late Model division winner at the Bullring, also earning the NASCAR Nevada Rookie of the Year title. Custer now trails the 2017 NXS Rookie of the Year lead heading into Las Vegas by 11 points behind first-place William Byron.-True Speed Communication
Mar 8 - 10:26 AM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang) finished 10th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia.

He started eighth on the grid and completed all of the 163 laps run. He is currently 13th in the 2017 NXS Championship point standings after this event.
Mar 5 - 12:12 PM

The Atlanta 250 will mark Cole Custer’s seventh career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start, his first career NXS start at Atlanta Motor Speedway and his second career NXS start in a Ford Mustang.

The No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang driver will share the field with teammate Kevin Harvick, who has one win, six top-fives and 11 top-10s at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Custer has one start at Atlanta in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting in the sixth position and finishing 17th. He is competing for rookie-of-the-year honors in the NXS.-True Speed Communication
Feb 28 - 11:23 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona Int'l Speedway.

The average speed of 184.506 mph was best of the three cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 39 Ryan Sieg (184.453 mph) and No. 28 Dakoda Armstrong (184.452 mph) are the others on this list.
Feb 24 - 4:07 PM

The PowerShares QQQ 300 will mark Cole Custer’s sixth career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start, his first career NXS start at Daytona and his first career NXS start in a restrictor-plate race.

His five previous NXS starts came in 2016; best result was a fourth-place finish May 28 at Charlotte. He has two overall starts at Daytona between the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series. Both came in February 2016 during Speedweeks, with Custer finishing 24th in the Truck Series race and 10th in the ARCA race. Custer won the pole for the 2016 ARCA season opener at Daytona, becoming the youngest pole winner in Daytona history among the ARCA, Truck, XFINITY and Cup series. Custer is competing for rookie-of-the-year honors in the NXS.-TSC
Feb 22 - 10:17 PM

Cole Custer is one the drivers on the NASCAR.com 'Five to Watch: XFINITY Drivers in 2017' list.

Custer made five XFINITY starts in 2016, notching two top-six finishes at Richmond and Charlotte. A two-time Camping World Truck Series winner, his talent and aggression on the track bode well for an exciting rookie campaign for Custer, who will drive the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford in the XFINITY Series in 2017.-NASCAR.com
Jan 13 - 1:59 PM

After a two-year venture in the Camping World Truck Series, JR Motorsports (JRM) will not field a team in the series this season.

JRM fielded Cole Custer from 2015-16 in the No. 00 Chevrolet. He made 33 starts, earning one win in 2015 at Gateway Motorsports Park. JRM will devote its full attention to the XFINITY Series, where it will field five cars in 2017, including full-time rides for Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and William Byron. The fifth car will feature Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other drivers. Custer will compete in his rookie XFINITY season with Stewart-Haas Racing, which is racing in the XFINITY Series for the first time.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 4 - 1:03 PM

Jeff Meendering will oversee Cole Custer's full-time foray with Stewart-Haas Racing's new XFINITY Series team in 2017.

Meendering, 39, started his career at Hendrick Motorsports. After 11 seasons, he was promoted to car chief on the #24 team under crew chief Steve Letarte and driver Jeff Gordon. Most recently, Meendering was the car chief on the #20 Joe Gibbs Racing team with Matt Kenseth and car chief Jason Ratcliff. Custer will pilot the #00, just as he has in the Camping World Truck Series. In 42 CWTS starts, he's scored two victories (Loudon 2014, Gateway 2015) and ended the 2016 season tenth in the championship.-jayski.com
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 09:44:00 PM

In addition to driving the JR Motorsports (JRM) No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Custer will pilot JRM's No. 5 Haas Automation Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday afternoon.

Friday’s race will be his first start on the 1.5-mile oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In his last three NCWTS starts on 1.5-mile tracks, he finished ninth twice and third once for an average finish of 7.0. Friday will mark Custer’s 33rd and final NCWTS start for JR Motorsports. The 18-year-old has one victory, seven top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in JRM equipment over the past two seasons.-JRM
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 10th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ.

He started 12th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 150-lap race. Custer, who entered all 22 truck races so far this season, is 10th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 08:53:00 PM

In eight starts on 1-mile tracks over his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) has three top-five and four top-10 finishes, including a victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2014).

His best finish at Phoenix International Raceway is third (2014). The California native won the NASCAR K&N Series main at PIR in 2014, leading 62 laps. His other two starts in the K&N Series at PIR resulted in third- and sixth-place finishes and another 49 laps led. Over his last 10 starts, Custer has averaged a finish of 9.8, including three top-five and eight top-10 finishes, and has earned two poles. Following his ninth-place run at Texas, Custer remained 10th in the NCWTS points, a single marker behind Tyler Reddick.-JR Motorsports
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 02:37:00 PM