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Cole Custer looks to build on hard work at Road America having finished 4th last week in Bristol

Cole Custer is looking to build on from his 4th place performance last week in Bristol to taking advantage of the stand-alone grid at Road America.

It’s been a couple of weeks now that he scored his sixth straight Top 10 since Kentucky mid-last month.

Plus Custer scored his eight and latest Top 5 since finishing 5th at the same track mentioned earlier in this post.

His Road America Performance from last year

Before he made his first NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America start, Custer had extra track time in the ARCA Racing Series.

That’s where he drove the No.78 Ford Fusion for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Having started from 5th, Custer went on to finish in 11th out of a 25 lap race.

That finish may provide him with some preparation of the so-called “heat” races.

But his build from his ARCA run earlier on has helped Custer after all in the main event where he came home 8th from 12th.

His 2018 XFINITY Series Road Course performances so far

Custer ran well at Watkins Glen three weeks back having started from 12th and finished in 6th.

The same performance comes consistently a week later in 7th at Mid-Ohio.

Custer’s in a much better position this time compared to 2017 with the lone Top 10:

  • 9th to 12th, Watkins Glen
  • 9th to 35th, Mid-Ohio
  • 12th to 8th, Road America

Cole Custer’s 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season.

  • 22 Starts
  • 3834 of 3995 Laps Completed, 96%
  • 237 Laps Led
  • Eight Top 5, 36.4%
  • 18 Top 10 finishes, 81.8%
  • Average Start: 6.7 & Finish: 9
  • DNF: Two
  • He currently sits 4th in the Drivers’ Standings with 791 Points.

Results

  • 14th, Daytona 1
  • 39th/Crash, Atlanta
  • 9th, Las Vegas
  • 8th, Phoenix
  • 6th, Fontana
  • 8th, Bristol
  • 6th, Richmond
  • 9th, Talladega
  • 13th, Dover
  • 2nd, Charlotte
  • 5th, Pocono
  • 3rd, Michigan
  • 5th, Iowa 1
  • 3rd, Chicago
  • 25th/Crash, Daytona 2
  • 5th, Kentucky
  • 9th, Loudon & Iowa
  • 6th, Watkins Glen
  • 7th, Mid-Ohio
  • 4th, Bristol

Conclusion

What a ride last week despite some bumps against the wall.

Never mind the scratches, all he cares about is the performance inside the No.00 Ford Mustang.

Surprisingly, that still worked for him having demonstrated plenty of hard work throughout the race at Bristol.

Can he build on and keep in front of the Top 3?

It’s his next target set for Saturday as Custer seeks to clinch his first win of 2018 since mid-November at Homestead last year.

At last but not least…

Make sure you keep up to date with Cole Custer via the following pages:

You can also shop his latest Fan Gear and Collectibles via the official NASCAR Shop link here.

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