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Cole Custer

Cole Custer

American stock car racing driver
Cole Custer
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American stock car racing driver
Is Racecar driver Driver
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 January 1998, Ladera Ranch, Orange County, California, USA
Age: 22 years
Star sign AquariusAquarius
The details

Biography

Cole Matthew Custer (born January 23, 1998) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 41 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing.

Racing career

Custer began racing quarter midgets at age four. In 2011, Custer won the USAC National Focus Young Guns Championship. The following year, Custer began racing late models, winning ten races and earning Rookie of the Year honors.

Touring series

In 2013 Custer joined the K&N Pro Series East, making his debut at Bristol Motor Speedway for Ken Schrader Racing. During the season at Iowa Speedway, Custer won the pole position, led every lap, a record for a combination race, and won, becoming the youngest race winner in K&N Pro Series history at age 15, beating Dylan Kwasniewski's record by six months. Custer would win again at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, also from the pole. He finished eighth in the series standings. Custer later ran in the K&N Pro Series West's season-ending race. Custer led every single lap, but was turned by Gray Gaulding on the final lap, and finished sixth.

In the 2014 season, Custer won the Pro Series West opener at Phoenix International Raceway, holding off Greg Pursley and Brennan Newberry on the green–white–checker finish.

Camping World Truck Series

In 2014, Custer joined Haas Racing Development to run nine races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, making his debut in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Custer started the race 9th, and finished 12th. In qualifying for the Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park, Custer set the track record with a 136.426 miles per hour (219.556 km/h) lap speed, becoming the youngest pole winner in NASCAR history.

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014, Custer won the Camping World Truck Series' UNOH 175 from the pole, becoming the youngest winner in the history of NASCAR's national touring series at 16 years, 7 months and 28 days.

On January 12, 2015, JR Motorsports announced that Custer would drive a truck for them in ten races in 2015. On June 13, Custer won the Truck race at Gateway Motorsports Park, holding off the No. 23 truck of Spencer Gallagher, after the dominating trucks of Erik Jones and Matt Crafton were involved in two wrecks at laps 142 and 152.

When he turned 18 years old in 2016, JR Motorsports began fielding the No. 00 truck for Custer full-time, competing for the Rookie of the Year title. At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the Chevrolet Silverado 250, John Hunter Nemechek and Custer were battling for the lead when Nemechek bumped Custer before running both Custer and himself off-road, pinning Custer to the wall. Before the winner was declared, Nemechek was tackled by Custer; Nemechek would be named the winner.

Xfinity Series

In 2016, Custer made his Xfinity Series debut for JR Motorsports at Richmond International Raceway, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro. He drove the No. 88 for JR Motorsports to a career best fourth-place finish at Charlotte in the Hisense 4K TV 300.

On September 16, 2016, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Custer would drive the No. 00 Ford Mustang full-time in 2017, with Haas Automation as the primary sponsor. Custer began the 2017 Xfinity season with a crash at Daytona, finishing 37th. He rebounded the next week at Atlanta, finishing 10th.

After making the Playoffs in his first appearance, Custer began making a surge at the end of the season including leading the most laps at Chicago and Kansas. Custer missed the Final Four by two spots after racing head to head with Daniel Hemric, the next week, Custer put on a clinic by leading the most laps, winning both stages and en route to his first Xfinity win at the Homestead–Miami Speedway in South Florida. The next year at the fall Texas race, Custer got his second career win when he passed Tyler Reddick on the last lap, clinching his spot in the Championship Four.

In the 2019 season, Custer scored wins at Fontana, Richmond, Pocono, Chicago, Kentucky, and Dover. He finished second at Darlington, but was declared the official race winner after Denny Hamlin was disqualified when his car failed to meet height requirements during post-race inspection. At the end of the Kansas race, Custer got into a fight with Reddick on pit road. Custer finished the 2019 season second in points after finishing second again to Reddick at Homestead.

Cup Series

In March 2018, Custer joined Rick Ware Racing for his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He finished 25th. He returned for the June Pocono race where he would finish 26th. At Richmond Raceway in the fall, he qualified a surprising tenth, though he would go on to finish 26th.

On November 15, 2019, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that Custer will replace Daniel Suárez in the No. 41 Ford in 2020. He scored his first Cup top-ten finish at Phoenix, while his maiden top five came at Indianapolis.

A week after Indianapolis, he won his first Cup race in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, passing Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., and Ryan Blaney on the last lap. He became the first rookie to win in the Cup Series since Chris Buescher in 2016, the first rookie to do so in a non-shortened race since Juan Pablo Montoya in 2007, and the 33rd driver to win a race in all three NASCAR national touring series.

Personal life

Born in Ladera Ranch, California, Custer is the son of Joe Custer, who is a president at Stewart-Haas Racing and chief operating officer of Haas F1 Team. SHR co-owner Gene Haas' company, Haas Automation, sponsors Custer. He attended Ladera Ranch Middle School and Tesoro High School.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Cup Series

NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NCSC Pts Ref
2018 Rick Ware Racing 51 Ford DAY ATL LVS
PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC
MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH
CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 63rd 0
2020 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 Ford DAY
LVS
CAL
PHO
DAR
DAR
CLT
CLT
BRI
ATL
MAR
HOM
TAL
POC
POC
IND
KEN
TEX KAN NHA DOV MCH MCH GLN DOV DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT KAN TEX MAR PHO -* -*
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2020 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 12 37

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2016 JR Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH
TAL DOV CLT
KAN
TEX PHO HOM
100th 0
88 CLT
POC MCH IOW DAY KEN
NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV
2017 Stewart-Haas Racing 00 Ford DAY
ATL
LVS
PHO
CAL
TEX
BRI
RCH
TAL
CLT
DOV
POC
MCH
IOW
DAY
KEN
NHA
IND
IOW
GLN
MOH
BRI
ROA
DAR
RCH
CHI
KEN
DOV
CLT
KAN
TEX
PHO
HOM
5th 2288
2018 Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste DAY
ATL
LVS
PHO
CAL
TEX
BRI
RCH
TAL
DOV
CLT
POC
MCH
IOW
CHI
DAY
KEN
NHA
IOW
GLN
MOH
BRI
ROA
DAR
IND
LVS
RCH
CLT
DOV
KAN
TEX
PHO
HOM
2nd 4035
2019 DAY
ATL
LVS
PHO
CAL
TEX
BRI
RCH
TAL
DOV
CLT
24
POC
MCH
IOW
CHI
DAY
KEN
NHA
IOW
GLN
MOH
BRI
ROA
DAR
IND
LVS
RCH
CLT
DOV
KAN
TEX
PHO
HOM
2nd 4035

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts Ref
2014 Haas Racing Development 00 Chevy DAY MAR
KAN CLT DOV
TEX GTW
KEN IOW
ELD POC MCH BRI
MSP
CHI NHA
LVS TAL MAR
TEX PHO
HOM 25th 302
2015 JR Motorsports DAY ATL MAR
KAN CLT DOV
TEX GTW
IOW
KEN ELD
POC MCH BRI
MSP
CHI NHA
LVS TAL MAR
TEX PHO
HOM 22nd 305
2016 DAY
ATL
MAR
KAN
DOV
CLT
TEX
IOW
GTW
KEN
ELD
POC
BRI
MCH
MSP
CHI
NHA
LVS
TAL
MAR
TEX
PHO
HOM
10th 502

K&N Pro Series East

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2013 Ken Schrader Racing 00 Chevy BRI
GRE
PEN
RCH
BGS
IOW
LGY
COL
IOW
VIR
GRE
NHA
DOV
RAL
8th 452
2014 Bill McAnally Racing 00 Chevy NSM DAY BRI
GRE RCH
IOW
BGS FFL LGY NHA COL IOW
GLN
VIR
GRE DOV
20th 234
2015 Toyota NSM GRE BRI IOW BGS LGY COL NHA IOW GLN
MOT VIR RCH DOV 43rd 40
2016 HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks 98 Toyota NSM MOB GRE BRI VIR DOM STA COL NHA IOW GLN
GRE NJM DOV 44th 41

K&N Pro Series West

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2013 Ken Schrader Racing 00 Ford PHO S99
BIR IOW L44 SON CNS IOW EVG SRP MMP SMP AAS KCR 38th 66
Chevy PHO
2014 Bill McAnally Racing 00 Chevy PHO
IRW S99 IOW KCR PHO
20th 121
Toyota SON
SLS CNS IOW EVG KCR MMP AAS
2015 KCR IRW TUS IOW SHA SON
SLS IOW EVG CNS MER AAS PHO 47th 35
2019 Sunrise Ford Racing 22 Ford LVS IRW TUS TUS CNS SON
DCS IOW EVG GTW MER AAS KCR PHO 39th 40

Season still in progress
Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ARSC Pts Ref
2015 JR Motorsports 00 Chevy DAY MOB NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE
POC
MCH CHI WIN IOW IRP POC
BLN ISF DQN SLM KEN KAN 41st 560
2016 Ken Schrader Racing 54 Chevy DAY
NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH MAD WIN 69th* 390*
Athenian Motorsports 05 Chevy IOW
IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN
2017 Mason Mitchell Motorsports 78 Ford DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP POC WIN ISF ROA
DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 88th 175
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