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Cole Custer

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

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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

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Cole Custer (#00 OneMain Chevrolet Silverado) finished 6th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

He started 23rd in the lineup and completed all of the 150 laps run. Rhodes, who competed in all 11 series races so far this season, advanced 2 spots to 11th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jul 21 - 10:28 PM

Cole Custer (#00 OneMain Chevrolet Silverado) has dirt-racing experience, winning a national championship in United States Auto Club Ford Focus midgets. He’s also raced go-karts and quarter-midgets on the dirt.

Last year at Eldora Speedway, Custer finished 29th after sustaining damage to the No. 00 machine in the first half of the race. He returned to the track 18 laps down after repairs. Custer, sitting 13th in points, is 23 markers out of eighth in the standings, the cutoff for the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.-JR Motorsports
Jul 18 - 9:06 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 14th in Thursday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started 12th in the lineup and completed all of the 150 laps run. Custer, who competed in all 10 series races so far this season, dropped one spot to 13th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jul 9 - 12:04 AM

John Wes Townley is undergoing treatment for a possible concussion and will not compete in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Iowa Speedway Saturday night, nor will the Watkinsville, Georgia veteran drive in Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

Cole Custer will substitute for Townley in the ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa. The No. 05 Jive Communications Chevrolet will be driven by Parker Kligerman in the Truck race at Kentucky. Townley hopes to return to competition at the NASCAR Truck race at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night July 20, followed by the ARCA Racing Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway July 22.-ARCA Racing
Jul 6 - 3:26 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 15th in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Drivin' For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL.

He started eighth in the lineup and completed all of the 160 laps run. Custer, who competed in all nine series races so far this season, dropped one position to 12th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jun 27 - 4:55 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) enters the NCWTS race at Gateway Motorsports Park as the defending winner.

He claimed victory in last year’s race by passing Tyler Reddick with six to go, and led a total of 19 laps on the day. It was his second career victory in 27 starts. Gateway has been a great track for the 18-year-old, as his average start is 1.5 and his average finish a stellar 3.5 in two races there. He earned a pole in 2014 to go with his 2015 victory.-JR Motorsports
Jun 23 - 5:23 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished second in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

He started 11th in the lineup, led three laps and completed all of the 200 laps run. Custer, who competed in all eight series races so far this season, advanced three positions to 11th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jun 20 - 7:55 PM

Cole Custer has a pair of top-10 finishes at Iowa in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition, finishing eighth in 2014 and ninth last year.

In 2013, he led all 150 laps in winning the NASCAR K&N Series East race on the .875-mile oval. Custer will have new crew chief Marcus Richmond on the box at Iowa Speedway. He raced last week at Texas with interim crew chief Dave McCarty in charge. Richmond comes to JRM from the GMS stable, where he was crew chief for Johnny Sauter and Ben Kennedy. Richmond has nine victories in his career and has led his drivers to top-10 point results the past three seasons.-JR Motorsports
Jun 16 - 4:54 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 14th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.

He started 16th in the lineup and completed all of the 167 laps run. Custer, who has competed in all seven series races so far this season, moved up one spot to 14th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jun 12 - 11:35 PM

With June 9 marking Cole Custer's graduation from California’s Tesoro High School, Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) President Eddie Gossage will present Custer with his diploma during NCWTS driver introductions on Friday.

All of Custer’s 1.5-mile experience in the NCWTS has come in 2016. He’s seen gains, finishing 17th at Atlanta, and earning an average finish of 10.0 in the last two 1.5-mile races. Dave McCarty, JRM’s NCWTS shop foreman, will serve as interim crew chief for the No. 00 this weekend. McCarty, has nearly 200 races under his belt as a crew chief among NASCAR’s three national series.-JR Motorsports
Jun 8 - 8:44 PM

Saturday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will mark Cole Custer’s second NASCAR XFINITY Series start, but first behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet.

He has one previous start at the 1.5-mile oval in the Camping World Truck Series, where he finished 13th. In his NXS debut last month in Richmond, Custer finished a notable sixth. This season, he’ll make a total of five NXS starts for the team.-JR Motorsports
May 25 - 8:30 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished 13th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NC Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

He started 16th in the lineup and completed all of the 134 laps run. Custer, who has competed in all six series races so far this season, gained one spot to 15th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
May 22 - 12:10 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) is coming off his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) top-five finish of the season last week at Dover.

The week prior, Custer finished seventh at Kansas for his best finish on a 1.5-mile track. Custer’s run has seen him advance from 23rd to 16th in the point standings, just 41 markers behind the leader. Friday’s race will mark Custer’s final NCWTS start as a high school student. He’ll receive his diploma in June.-JR Motorsports
May 18 - 10:22 PM

Cole Custer (#00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado) finished fifth in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JACOB Companies 200 at Delaware's Dover International Speedway.

He started seventh in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Custer, who has competed in all five series races so far this season, advanced three spots to 16th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
May 14 - 9:56 PM