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Cole Custer Haas Martinsville News Race Preview Trucks

JR Motorsports enters new territory this weekend as the organization makes its debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with driver Cole Custer and the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado at Martinsville Speedway.

RACE: Kroger 250 (250 laps / 131.5 miles)

TRACK: Martinsville Speedway

DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2015

TV: Fox Sports 1 (2:30 p.m. ET)

RADIO: MRN & Sirius XM Ch 90 (2 p.m. ET)

Quotes

Cole Custer: “After a long off season, I’m more than ready to get to the racetrack. It’s exciting to be coming back at a track like Martinsville with Haas Automation and JR Motorsports. Our goal is to pick up where we left off last year. Martinsville is a place where we have shown speed before and I feel like we can run fast again this weekend. It’s still a learning experience for me. Managing the traffic there will be a challenge. That’s something I’ll be focused on.”

Notes

TRUCK DEBUT FOR JR MOTORSPORTS: JRM enters new territory this weekend as the organization makes its debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with driver Cole Custer and the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado. In addition to its NCWTS entry, JRM has competed at the regional late model level since 2002 and in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) since 2006. The company amassed two track championships with its late model teams and holds a championship and 23 overall victories in NXS competition.

CUSTER’S 2015 SCHEDULE WITH JRM: This weekend’s event in Martinsville marks the first of 10 NCWTS races Custer will compete in for JR Motorsports. Custer will also drive the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado in events at Dover International Speedway (May 29), Gateway Motorsports Park (June 13), Iowa Speedway (June 19), Eldora Speedway (July 22), Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 19), Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Aug. 30), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sept. 26), Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 31) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 13).

CUSTER IN THE RECORD BOOKS: In 2014 alone, Custer twice etched his name in the NASCAR history books in NCWTS competition. First came a pole award at Gateway Motorsports Park, which made him the youngest pole winner in NASCAR national series history. Then by virtue of an impressive win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in which he led 148 of 175 laps, Custer became the youngest victor in NASCAR national series history.

2014 RECAP: Custer concluded the 2014 NCWTS season with one win, two topfive and six top-10 finishes with two poles in only nine series starts. His average finish in those events was 10.0. Custer also competed in 10 races in the K&N Pro Series across both the East and West divisions, amassing two wins (Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway), four top-five and four top-10 finishes. 

 

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RankDriverPointsBehind
1William Byron # (P)40340
2Elliott Sadler (P)4029-5
3Justin Allgaier (P)4025-9
4Daniel Hemric # (P)4003-31
5Cole Custer #2288-1746
6Brennan Poole2223-1811
7Matt Tifft #2211-1823
8Ryan Reed2161-1873
9Michael Annett2155-1879