NCWTS: Custer to run limited Truck Series schedule in 2014

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January 20, 2014 — via Lee Spencer, FOX Sports — LADERA RANCH, CA — Robert Laberge / NASCAR photo — Cole Custer will get more than his driver’€™s license when he turns 16 on Thursday.

The talented youngster from Ladera Ranch, Calif., has earned a part-time ride in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Haas Racing Development.

Custer will race the No. 00 Chevy Silverado in nine races in 2014. He’€™ll make his debut at Martinsville Speedway in the Kroger 250 on March 29.

Custer finished eighth in the K&N Pro Series points standings last year, driving for Ken Schrader Racing on the K&N Pro Series East Tour. The 15-year-old rookie won two races from the pole – at Iowa Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He led every lap in the Iowa race. Custer nearly repeated the feat in the K&N West season finale until he was turned by Gray Gaulding in the final corner on the last lap. Custer recovered and finished sixth.

While Custer€’s trucks will be fielded by HRD, he’€™ll have the benefit of Hendrick engines and Turner Scott Motorsports chassis. Joe Shear Jr. will work as his crew chief.

Custer also plans to run a limited K&N Pro Series East schedule in 2014; he will do so behind the wheel of a NAPA Auto Parts/Haas Automation Chevrolet fielded by Bill McAnally Racing, a championship team making the expansion from the K&N Pro Series West.

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