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Cole Custer Driver Bio

Birthdate: Jan. 23, 1998
Hometown: Ladera Ranch, Calif.
First Career Cup race: March 4, 2018 (Las Vegas)
Career Poles: 0 (Cup) | 12 (Xfinity) | 5 (Gander Truck)
Career Wins: 0 (Cup) | 9 (Xfinity) | 2 (Gander Truck)
Best Championship Finish: 2nd – 2018, 2019 (Xfinity), 10th – 2016 (Gander Truck)

Stewart-Haas Racing promoted Cole Custer from its NASCAR Xfinity Series team to the NASCAR Cup Series to drive the No. 41 Ford starting in 2020.

The move came after Custer finished second in the Xfinity Series standings for the second consecutive season in 2019 after scoring seven wins.

Custer has steadily advanced through NASCAR’s stepping-stone divisions, finding success in the NASCAR K&N Series East and West (now ARCA Menards Series East and West), followed by the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. Being promoted to the NASCAR Cup Series is a natural evolution of his racing career, especially after such a strong 2019 season.