Date: November 16, 2019
Race Name: Ford Ecoboost 300 (Race 33 of 33)
Venue: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series
Stages: 45 laps / 45 laps / 110 laps (200 Total Laps)
Race Winner: Tyler Reddick of Richard Childress Racing (Chevrolet)
Results: Cole Custer: 2nd
Final Point Standings:
– Cole Custer: 2nd
Cole Custer / Haas Automation Ford Mustang Recap:
- Custer started from the second position and would run there until a yellow on lap 32. He would pit for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment. He would restart 18th and would finish the stage second.
- The No. 00 Haas Automation team would not pit at the conclusion of Stage 1. They would restart second.
- Custer pitted on lap 60 for a loose right rear wheel. He would lose one lap during that time, but was able to drive back up and get his lap back before a yellow flag on lap 90.
- The No. 00 Ford would pit for four tires, fuel and a trackbar adjustment at the conclusion of the stage. He would restart 14th, the last car on the lead lap.
- Custer would gain 4 spots within 2 laps as a yellow would fly again on lap 96 as he was running 10th. The team would not pit during this caution.
- The No. 00 would gain seven spots throughout the 23 lap green-flag run before the last yellow would wave on lap 123 as he was running third.
- Custer would pit for four tires, fuel and a trackbar adjustment. They would lose three spots on the stop and he would restart sixth.
- The No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang would power to the lead on lap 166 where he would run for around 20 laps before surrendering the lead to eventual race-winner Tyler Reddick.
- Custer would end up finishing second in the race and in the championship standings.
Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang:
“The entire group gave me a great car to come out here and contend for the win. When I took the lead I was kind of being patient with it because I didn’t want to get in the wall and ruin our chances, but Tyler Reddick was able to jump up there like he did in 2018 and was just too good at ripping the fence. He was able to get around us and I just pushed a little too hard and got into the wall, which then dropped us back a little bit. After that I knew I had to go and I ended up finding some speed but it was just too late. It’s really frustrating to finish second again, but everyone at SHR had a great season that we can hang our hats on, I just wish it could have ended differently.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!