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Biography

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Cole Custer October 25!

Cole Custer, a friend to Ken Schrader Racing and the youngest driver in history to win a NASCAR national series touring event, has offered to carry PINK ribbons on his #00 Haas Automation Silverado (Camping World Series) truck for one race! Custer's victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in a Truck Series race on September 20, 2014 stunned the racing world and made even international sports headlines.

Custer is entered in the October 25 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. This will be only Custer's eighth truck race in 2014. Haas Racing Development and owner Gene Haas have dedicated space on the #00 for Breast Cancer Awareness and in support of the annual KSR PINK Campaign. The 2014 campaign has raised more than $2,000 to benefit the Breast Health Center at NorthEast Medical in Concord, NC. Custer's team, based in Cabarrus County, will carry the PINK campaign as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"It's always good to help out a great cause," said Custer, 16. "Knowing this money will go to a local facility to help local breast cancer patients makes this program a winner."

Ribbons are available for purchase at $10 each. Donors may visit
givenortheastfoundation.org/donate. Follow the prompts and in the designation section, select Ken Schrader Racing. The name of the donor's choice will be placed on a PINK ribbon that will be displayed on Custer's #00 for the race.

Deadline for purchasing your ribbon is Wednesday, October 22.

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Following a 10-race season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with JR Motorsports, Cole Custer will embark on a full 23-race slate in JRM's No. 00 Haas Automation Chevy Silverado in 2016. The 18-year-old California native has made 19 career starts in parts of two seasons in the series, all in preparation for this year's full-season campaign.

In the 10 races in 2015, Custer won at Gateway Motorsports Park and finished fourth at Martinsville, the latter coming after putting his Silverado on the pole. Over his 19 races in the NCWTS, Custer has led 467 laps and earned four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, along with posting 17 finishes on the lead lap.

Custer is eager to build upon the success of the 2015 season and take the next step up the NASCAR ladder with JR Motorsports.

"We are all pretty confident heading into the season," said Custer. "Joe (crew chief Joe Shear Jr.) and I have been together for three years and we have a great relationship. We've shown a lot of speed in our time together, and we need to build a little more consistency. I can help that with the way I drive. Last year, we were running to win races and get experience; this year, it's going to be all about the points.

"I think we'll still have the speed we had last year, and I think we're going to be contenders for the championship."

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The Nascar K&N Series was the focus for 2013 and results were beyond expectations. Two wins and three pole positions gave the team enormous confidence. The Iowa win made Cole the youngest winner in Nascar K&N history, he dominated the race by sittling on the pole and leading the entire race. He also competed and won in Irwindale Speedway Late Model events. Rounding out the year included SRL and Super Late Model events all over the country.

Cole's first laps turned were in a Quarter Midget at 4 years old behind Randy LaJoie's shop in Kannapolis, North Carolina. For the next seven years he traveled the United States competing in QMA and USAC Quarter Midget races weekly. Racing in numerous classes including Jr Honda, Jr Stock, Sr Honda, Sr Stock, Lt 160, World Formula, Lt AA, Hvy AA is where he developed his passion for racing.

Also, during these years Cole competed in pavement and dirt Karting events as well as Bandalero racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rarely did a week pass when he wasn't behind the wheel racing or testing.

After racing for seven years in Quarter Midgets Cole graduated to USAC Midgets and Legend Cars. At 11 years old he began testing both pavement and dirt USAC Focus midgets and at 12 he was allowed to race in the USAC series. Competing for the USAC National Championship he won 15 races in 22 starts on his way to the 2011 USAC National Championship.

During 2011 he also competed in Legend Car events at Charlotte Motor Speedway. While on the West Coast Cole was allowed to test Late Model Stock Cars at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California.

Nascar opened up the age limit to 14 year olds in the Late Model division and Cole jumped on the opportunity. Racing in California, Nevada, North Carolina, and South Carolina resulted in 10 wins including his first start in a Late Model at I-10 Speedway. Winning Nascar Rookie-of-the-Year awards in Nevada and Concord North Carolina build confidence.

Plans were started to compete next year in the Nascar K&N Series and testing along with team building resulted.

Finally Cole was age eligible to race in a major Nascar Touring Series. The Nascar Camping World Truck Series allows approved 16 year old drivers to compete on tracks 1.25 miles and smaller. Cole became the youngest winner in all Nascar Touring Series history when he won at Loudon, New Hampshire. Cole also became the youngest pole winner in Nascar Touring Series history when he set a new track record at Gateway, St. Louis. In addition to his Truck Series accomplishments Cole also won two races in the Nascar K&N Series at Phoenix and Richmond.

In 2015, his first with JR Motorsports, Custer showed flashes of brilliance from the start, qualifying second at Martinsville in his debut before finishing 16th. His third start of the season, at Gateway International Raceway, saw Custer lead 19 laps on the way to victory after a tense battle with Tyler Reddick over the final six. When the series returned to Martinsville in the fall, Custer won the pole for the race and battled to a solid fourth-place finish in the race. In his 10 starts, Custer won once, added two top-five and four top-10 finishes and led 317 laps. For the season, Custer averaged 7.8 per start and 14.8 per finish. Custer will also add OneMain to his sponsor lineup for 2016, running races at Eldora Speedway on July 20, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Oct. 21 and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 29.

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Schedule

Date Series Speedway Location
feb. 13 Arca Daytona International Speedway Daytona, FL
feb. 19 CW Truck Daytona International Speedway Daytona, FL
feb. 27 CW Truck Atlanta Motor Speedway Atlanta, GA
april 2 CW Truck Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, VA
april 23 Xfinity Richmond International Speedway Richmond, VA
may 6 CW Truck Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS
may 13 CW Truck Dover International Speedway Dover, DE
may 20 CW Truck Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, NC
may 28 Xfinity Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, NC
june 10 CW Truck Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, TX
june 18 CW Truck Iowa Speedway Newton, IA
june 25 CW Truck Gateway Speedway St Louis, MO
july 7 CW Truck Kentucky Speedway Sparta, KY
july 8 Xfinity Kentucky Speedway Sparta, KY
july 20 CW Truck Eldora Speedway New Weston, OH
july 30 CW Truck Pocono Raceway Pocono, PA
aug. 17 CW Truck Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, TN
aug. 27 CW Truck Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, MI
sept. 4 CW Truck Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Clannington, ONT
sept. 16 CW Truck Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, IL
sept. 24 CW Truck New Hampshire Loudon, NH
oct. 1 CW Truck Las Vegas Speedway Las Vegas, NV
oct. 22 CW Truck Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, AL
oct. 29 CW Truck Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, VA
nov. 4 CW Truck Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, TX
nov. 11 CW Truck Phoenix International Raceway Goodyear, AZ
nov. 18 CW Truck Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, FL
nov. 19 Xfinity Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, FL

Media Kit

Cole Custer

2015 #00 Camping World Truck Series

Driver: Cole Custer

#00 (10) races on 1.25-mike and shorter tracks

Team: JR Motorsports

Owner: Dale Earnhardt Jr

Crew Chief: Joe Shear, Jr.

Crew Members: Steven Legendre, Andrew Migliozzi, Kelly Kellis, Bryan Honeycutt, Thomas Jacobs, Kendel Legendre, Sue Legendre, Jonathan Davis, Eddie Horrocks

2015 #54 ARCA Series

Driver: Cole Custer

1 Race - Daytona

Team: Ken Schrader Racing

Crew Chief: Matt Weber

Owner: Ken Schrader

Press Releases

Kern County Race Report 2
2013 Pre-Season Release
2013 Cole Custer Iowa Win
JR Motorsports Race Report.pdf
2014 BMR Phoenix Results
2015 Code 3 Cole Custer Press Release.pdf
2013 Iowa Race
2013_Pensacola Race Report
Custer Sets Another Record with ARCA Victory at Pocono.pdf
Custer Trucks to First Top.pdf
2014 New Hampshire win
USAC Championship Press Release FINAL
2013 Greenville Race Report
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BMR Richmond Results
2015-JRM
Cut Tire Cripples Custer’s Debut Race in
Cut Tire Cripples Custer’s Debut Race 2 in
Custer Finishes 11th in Truck Series Debut at Martinsville
Richmond Race Report 2
2013 Langley Speedway

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Contact

Email: contact@colecuster.com  Phone: 704-200-7948