Cole Custer is focused on winning the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend and not about where he will be racing next season.
A Motorsport.com report via sources has Custer replacing Daniel Suarez in the No. 41 Ford at Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.
“I mean, right now, I’m just trying to focus on the championship,” Custer said when asked if he was informed that he will be racing in Cup next year for SHR. “I’ve really tried to kind of stay out of it, I mean, honestly, this is a really big weekend for us, I mean to win a championship in the Xfinity Series, so if we can do that that’s probably my focus this next week.”
Custer is in his third full-time season in the Xfinity Series and has had a breakout year with seven wins, six poles, 16 top-fives, 23 top-10s and 907 laps led.
Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 will mark Custer’s second consecutive year competing in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami.
“We been really good on mile and a halfs, especially low grip racetracks, so I think we should be good, but at the same time all four of us are going to have fast cars, so it’s who can put the best race together and it all comes down to that last run like we saw last year,” Custer said. “So I think whoever puts the best race together overall is going to win it.”