Cole Custer Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was quite the captivating weekend for Austin Dillon, who not only led the field to the green, but also battle an illness throughout Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, finishing a valiant 10th. Dillon’s Busch Pole Award on Friday was overshadowed after none of the 12 competitors crossed the line before the final round struck zero, and because of him being the fastest in Round 2, he was credited as the pole winner. The qualifying fiasco was the least ofRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif. – Thanks to Cole Custer, Kyle Busch will have to wait at least one more day. With a determined run to the finish in Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway, Custer kept Busch at bay after a restart with 20 laps left and thwarted Busch’s march toward 200 victories across NASCAR’s top three national series. In winning for the third time in his career and the first time at his home track, the Ladera Ranch, Calif.,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor “Well, ****,” Kyle Busch exclaimed over his team radio as the laps wound down during Saturday’s NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway. A number of laps earlier, the 199-time NASCAR National Series winner looked to be on autopilot toward win No. 200, but a trip to pit road on lap 115 changed everything. After leading 98 laps and winning the first two stages, the penultimate caution of the race brought the field to pit road for routine service, but for the No. 18 teamRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Last weekend, Kyle Busch scored his second victory of the season, dominating much of the race on his way to victory. Another appearance by Kyle Busch and Ryan Preece, the final leg of the ‘West Coast Swing,’ the worn racing surface, and restarts will be just some of the storylines to watch for on Saturday. Busch and Preece are the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – How did Kyle Busch win Saturday’s IK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway? Poof! His closest pursuers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Busch was out front on Lap 130 when the engine in the No. 01 Chevrolet of Stephen Leicht exploded in front of Justin Allgaier and pole winner Christopher Bell, who were running second and third at the time. Enveloped in a Days-of-Thunder-style cloud of smoke, Allgaier spun in the fluid from Leicht’s car, hittingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Dirty air plagued Cole Custer’s aspirations of being a true contender for the win after leading 47 out of the first 48 laps, and settled for a ninth-place result in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, highlighted by a late-race run-in with Brandon Jones. Just like at Atlanta, rain cancelled qualifying and the grid was set by last season’s owners points. This meant Custer would start in first for the second straight race. Once the green flag dropped, Custer right away, but theRead More

Posted On February 28, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Up to Speed: Boyd Gaming 300 Preview

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last weekend, Christopher Bell scored his first victory of the season, joining Michael Annett as the other driver now locked into the playoffs. The first appearance of Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon, the first leg of the ‘West Coast Swing,’ and momentum. Busch and Dillon are the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers entered in Saturday’s race. Coverage for the Boyd Gaming 300 is scheduledRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The first NASCAR Xfinity Series top-10 finish for Jeffrey Earnhardt was a decade in the making. Earnhardt had a chance at a better finish in the Rinnai due to a late-race caution, but the worn racing surface of Atlanta Motor Speedway prevented him from capitalizing. Earnhardt’s No. 18 Extreme Concepts / iK9 Toyota Supra had been running inside the top-five when John Hunter Nemechek spun off turn two with seven laps to go. He exited pit road second on and restarted on the outside onRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – To hear Christopher Bell describe his race in Victory Lane, you’d never know that he had just won it. “I felt pretty sloppy there as a driver sometimes,” Bell said after leading 143 of 163 laps in winning Saturday’s Rinnai 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “Running the yellow line (at the bottom of the track) is so hard. “I don’t know, I would just struggle on the longer runs there.” Struggling, of course, is a relative thing. AfterRead More

Posted On December 21, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Cole Custer Reflects on 2018 Season

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Cole Custer had a career season in 2018. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver was among the most consistent throughout the season, making the Championship Four for the first time. Custer earned his second career victory at Texas Motor Speedway, securing a spot in the Championship Four after narrowly missing it in 2017. On his way to making the Playoffs and competing for a Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 20-year-old earned 14 top-fives, 26 top-10s, and a series-leading six pole positions. Although pitRead More