Cole Custer Looking For a Little More Magic at ‘The Magic Mile’

Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado for Haas Racing Development (HRD), has been a model of consistency as of late in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He’s scored four consecutive top-10 finishes, and will be looking for a little more magic this weekend as he heads to “The Magic Mile,” better known as New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, for Saturday’s UNOH 175.

New Hampshire was the site of Custer’s second of four NASCAR K&N Pro Series wins. The Ladera Ranch, California native started from the pole and led a race-high 60 laps en route to claiming the checkered flag.

So, it makes sense that Custer will be looking for a little more magic this weekend when he races at New Hampshire for the first time in Camping Word Truck Series competition. A driver with a penchant for getting around quickly on the flat racetracks, it would be tough to rule Custer out of contention this weekend.

In fact, three of Custer’s four K&N Series victories have come at relatively flat racetracks – Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond (Va.) International Raceway and New Hampshire. Given his history of success on the racetracks that put a premium on driver ability, Custer could be poised for a breakthrough Truck Series victory at The Magic Mile.

Already in NASCAR competition, Custer has set records as the youngest winner in Pro Series history by scoring his first win at Iowa on Aug. 2, 2013, at the age of 15 years, 6 months and 10 days. He followed that up earlier this season by becoming the youngest pole winner in national touring series history at 16 years, 4 months and 22 days when he claimed the honor at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.

A win this weekend would not only be another first for Custer, it would also place his name in the record books as the youngest race winner in Camping World Truck Series history.

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