After Dominating Homestead Last Year, Custer Looking For Repeat Performance, 2018 Championship

Stewart-Haas Racing has a very real opportunity to win two of the three NASCAR championships this season. Cole Custer is eligible to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series title and Kevin Harvick can do so in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. First things first though, Custer needs to win Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Custer, dominated last year’s race en route to his first career win in the series. I mean it wasn’t even close. He put a pounding on the field. If he can replicate…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Features Cole Custer

Fresh from his win at Texas Motor Speedway, Cole Custer has been widely tipped for glory on the U.S. stock car scene. Aged only 20, the Californian is a race winner and serial podium finisher in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Stewart-Haas Racing, and has already sampled the NASCAR Cup Series in select outings with Rick Ware Racing. Mobil 1 The Grid spent time with Custer to overview his career so far and to look ahead to the future.  

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Is Custer Now The XFINITY Series Championship Favorite?

FORT WORTH, TX – How important was the ending of Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway? For starters, if Christopher Bell doesn’t crash and the late race cautions don’t come out, then Custer isn’t in victory lane? Also, Bell and Justin Allgaier are likely going to be into the Championship 4 and Custer likely out. Bell and Allgaier have combined to win 11 races in 2018. No one else is even close. Now, both are on the verge of not even making it to the final round.…

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Custer Makes Last Lap Pass On Reddick To Win Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

FORT WORTH, TX – Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway was as sloppy as it comes by. A race record 13 caution flags flew in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. But, the ending overshadowed the longevity of the 2-hour, 34-minute race. Cole Custer passed Tyler Reddick on the final lap en route to his second career victory and stamping his name into the Championship 4. Custer, led four times for 16 laps on Saturday but the final one was the most thrilling. 

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Allgaier, Custer’s Incident Puts Custer On Playoff Bubble

RICHMOND, VA – Luckily Justin Allgaier scored all of those playoff points in the regular season or he would be in a similar situation that Cole Custer’s in right now. Arguably, two of the hottest drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series were involved in the same Lap 225 crash in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. Both also were heading towards top 10 finishes in the opening race of the XFINITY Series playoffs, but Custer got into the wall in Turn 2 with 25 laps-to-go and checked everyone up…

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Custer Turning Heads On Friday In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – It’s widely rumored that Kurt Busch will be leaving Stewart-Haas Racing at seasons ends and join Chip Ganassi Racing instead. That leaves the No. 41 Ford for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season open. A lot of people figure that Cole Custer would eventually end up with SHR, so why not now? Instead, all sides from SHR say that Custer needs another year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series first. From top executives to the Gene Haas to Custer’s father. 

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Bell To Remain In XFINITY Series In 2019, Custer Focused On XFINITY Ride Only While Hemric Searching For 2019 Options Still

Heading into Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, three of the top five drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series points standings are being mentioned for rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2019. But, after Thursday’s media availability with Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric and Cole Custer, it appears that just one of them is really focusing on trying to be a part of NASCAR’s premiere series next season. Bell, a four time winner this season, said that he’s…

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“I Said After That Wreck That I’d Never Run A Number That Reads The Same Way When It’s Upside Down,” Foyt Said On Custer’s Throwback Paint Scheme Honoring Him

On Jan. 17, 1965, the No. 00 Vel’s Ford Galaxie of A.J. Foyt became synonymous with true grit and perseverance. And come Sept. 1 in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Cole Custer will pay tribute to Foyt as his No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang from Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) emulates the paint scheme Foyt carried 53 years ago at Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway. It was the NASCAR Grand National Series’ 1965 kickoff at the 2.7-mile road course. Foyt was…

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Hemric, Custer Strong On Friday Night, Come Up Just Short

SPARTA, KY – Two of the hottest drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series over the last few months came up just short in Friday night’s Alsco 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. Heading into this weekend’s race on the 1.5-mile track, Daniel Hemric had seven straight top eight finishes and 12 over the last 14 races. Meanwhile, Cole Custer had his five race string top five finishes come to an end last weekend at Daytona, but over those same 14 races, Custer too had 12 top 10 finishes. This weekend, they’ve been…

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Cole Custer Earns The Pole For Saturday Night’s Alsco 300 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SPARTA, KY – Everyone kind of just assumed that Kyle Busch would earn the pole for Friday night’s Alsco 300 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Kentucky Speedway. Heading into this weekend’s race, Busch had won each of the last two pole awards on the 1.5-mile track in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition. He also won both races too. Through the first two rounds of qualifying, Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell were 1-2 in each session. Seemed like a Toyota front row lock out was in store…

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