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California teenager to race NASCAR trucks for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
California teenager to race NASCAR trucks for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Cole Custer, a 16-year-old Ladera Ranch, Calif., native who made NASCAR history last year, will drive in 10 NASCAR truck races this season for the team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., the team said Monday. Custer will race the No. 00 Chevrolet truck for JR Motorsports with primary sponsorship from Haas Automation, the Oxnard-based maker of machine tools led by Gene Haas. Haas also is a co-owner (with NASCAR champion Tony Stewart) of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Stewart-Haas Racing, and Custer's father, Joe Custer, is a Stewart-Haas executive. "I couldn't ask for a better opportunity with a better organization," Cole Custer said of JR Motorsports in a statement....

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