Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 Photo – Getty Images/Daniel Shirey
With Saturday’s Kroger 250 we again, were able to witness excellence in the form of 17-year-old Cole Custer. Making history in 2014, Cole Custer became the youngest pole sitter ever at Gateway Motorsports park, before becoming the youngest winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. JR Motorsports announced they would field a Camping World Truck Series entry for ten races, for the first time in 2015 with driver, Cole Custer.
Custer’s, career began very young as he started running laps behind former Xfinity series driver Randy Lajoie’s race shop in Kannapolis, NC. From then on, Custer went on to grab multiple national titles racing quarter midgets around the country. Moving on to stock cars, he became the youngest winner in K&N Pro Series history at age 15. Continue reading →
Race runner-up Matt Crafton said Joey Logano barreled into turn one on the last restart “like he was shot out of a cannon.”
Ducking to the inside with the accelerator mashed was the move Logano, the Coors Light Pole Award winner, had to make to vault from third to first and win Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in an event that went eight circuits past its posted distance of 250 laps. Continue reading →
Custer To Pilot JR Motorsports’ No. 00 Chevrolet Silverado In Team’s Trucks Debut
Fresh off its first NASCAR XFINITY Series driver championship – powered by the efforts of then-18-year-old wunderkind Chase Elliott (the youngest title-winner in NASCAR national series history) – JR Motorsports makes its first foray into the Camping World Truck Series, debuting at Martinsville Speedway with another teenage prodigy – Cole Custer (the youngest NASCAR national series race and pole winner). Continue reading →
NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series is home to seasoned veterans and rising stars.
From NASCAR Next members to second generation drivers and fresh faces looking to make a name for themselves, take a look at the younger ‘drivers to watch’ this weekend at Martinsville Speedway
Saturday’s Kroger 250 marks the first Camping World Truck Series race of the season that drivers between the ages of 16 and 18 can compete. Wheelmen from that age group can only race on road courses or tracks 1.25 miles or less in length. Continue reading →
Check back for more updates as the days wind down to events at Martinsville Speedway in March 2015. During Race Weekend, look for more updates posted here.
Tickets for the STP 500 weekend, including the Virginia Lottery Pole Day on March 27, the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on March 28 and the STP 500 on March 29 are on sale. Fans can visit www.martinsvillespeedway.com and use the interactive ticket map to pick out and purchase their tickets or call 877.RACE.TIX. Continue reading →