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.
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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|july 7||CW Truck||Kentucky Speedway||Sparta, KY|
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|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|