Former ARCA Winner Cole Custer Scores NXS Win at Texas

Former ARCA Winner Cole Custer Scores NXS Win at Texas

When he won at Pocono in 2015, Cole Custer became the youngest superspeedway winner in the history of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Then just halfway through his 18th year on Earth, Custer is now 20 years old and picked up his second career NASCAR XFINITY Series win in Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Custer led 16 laps on his way to his first win of the season. He finished ahead of Tyler Reddick, 2016 Kentucky ARCA winner Austin Cindric, John Hunter Nemechek, and 2008 ARCA Racing Series national champion Justin Allgaier.

Custer locked himself into the series championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with his win. He's the only driver currently locked in by virtue of a win, so three other spots are still available by points. Reddick currently leads Elliott Sadler by 7 points, Daniel Hemric is third just one point behind Sadler. Allgaier is mathematically alive in fourth, 20 points of out the lead, but would likely need a win to ensure he's racing for the championship at Homestead.

Other former ARCA winners in the field included Brandon Jones in sixth, Spencer Gallagher in ninth, four-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion Ty Majeski in 13th, Jeremy Clements in 14th, 16th-place Michael Annett, Ryan Reed in 29th, and Christopher Bell in 32nd.

Shane Lee, who finished third in the series championship in 2018, finished 23rd after starting second.

The next race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series is set for Saturday at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. It will be televised live on NBC.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will celebrate Sheldon Creed's 2018 series championship in the annual Championship Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 8 in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana State Convention Center in conjuction with the Performance Industry Trade Show. Tickets for the black tie ceremony are available at The general public is welcome to attend.