Cole Custer Finishes Fourth at Iowa

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60):

● Custer started fifth, finished fifth and earned six bonus points.

● Custer noted tight-handling conditions at the beginning of Stage 1 and fell outside of the top-10.

● He piloted the Haas Automation Ford back to fifth place before the stage concluded.

● Custer pitted for four tires, fuel and adjustments. He gained two spots on pit road at the end of the stage.


Stage 2 Recap (Laps 61-120):

● Custer started third, finished fourth and earned six bonus points.

● Custer battled in the third position for the majority of Stage 2.

● He raced hard for second place, but said his Haas Automation Ford needed adjustments to turn better in the center of the turns.

● He pitted for four tires, fuel and adjustments. He gained three spots on pit road to take the lead.


Final Stage Recap (Laps 121-250):

● Custer started first, finished fourth.

● Custer led the first six laps in the final stage.

● During a lap-199 caution, Custer pitted for four tires and fuel to regain the lead.

● A final caution was brought out on lap 232. Custer did not pit and restarted from the third position.

● He held the Haas Automation Ford inside the top-five before the checkered flag waved.



● This marks Custer’s second Xfinity Series top-10 at Iowa and 11th top-10 of the season.

● This marks Custer’s second Xfinity Series top-five at Iowa and fifth top-five of the season.

● Custer earned 12 bonus points in the Iowa 250.

● Custer led a total of six laps.

● Five cautions slowed the race for 31 laps.

● Only 18 of the 40 drivers finished on the lead lap.

● No Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were entered in the Iowa 250.

● Justin Allgaier won the Iowa 250 to score his seventh career Xfinity Series victory, second of the season and first at Iowa. His margin of victory over second-place Christopher Bell was .745 of a second.


Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing With Biagi-DenBeste:      

“We had a good day, but just couldn’t keep the Haas Automation Ford up front. I’m so proud of the consistency we are bringing to the track every weekend. I was really hoping we could put it in Victory Lane on Father’s Day, but we’ll move on to Chicagoland and see if we can make it up.”


Next Up:           

The next event on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule is the Overton’s 300 on Saturday, June 30 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN.

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