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Cole Custer Driving 5 Races In The XFINITY Series For JR Motorsports


Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for JR Motorsports, will compete in five NASCAR Xfinity Series events this season. Cole will pilot both the 5 and 88 entries in select races.

Haas Automation will sponsor Custer in four of the five races with Cessna receiving primary branding at Kentucky Speedway. The 18-year-old Californian will make his debut in the #5 Chevrolet next month at Richmond International Raceway (April 23) in a fourth entry for JRM. Custer then transitions to the #88 Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 28) and Kentucky Speedway (July 8). He’ll return to the seat of the #5 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 7) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 19).

After spending 2015 competing part-time in the NCWTS with JRM, Custer embarked on his first full-time season in 2016 after turning 18 in the offseason. In 12 starts for the team, Custer has amassed two wins, 10 top tens, and 3 poles in his Truck Series career.