The two-time national series winner has held his own among the veterans on the XFINITY circuit. He sits 11th in the series standings, on the strength of three top-10 finishes, and would make the playoffs if the season ended today.
Custer hopes to build off his seventh-place Charlotte finish from last weekend in Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway – the final race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash.
“I’m looking forward to Dover, Custer said. “It’s one of the coolest tracks we go to. Dover is a concrete track and we had a great run at Bristol (which is also concrete). I think we’ll unload another great car and, with the momentum we’re bringing from Charlotte, I think we’ll have a good shot.”
The Californian finished fifth at Dover in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last year, but has never made a start there in an XFINITY car.
Custer will also get the chance to earn a $100,000 bonus by winning the Dash 4 Cash. Each of the top-two full-time XFINITY Series drivers from the first two stages compete for the Dash 4 Cash prize in the final stage. The highest finisher among the qualifiers earns the $100,000.
“We’ll race as hard as we can to get in those Dash 4 Cash spots, but we don’t want to put ourselves in a bad position to jeopardize a solid points-paying finish,” Custer said.
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