Stewart-Haas Racing officially announced Friday (November 15) Custer will drive the No. 41 SHR Cup Series Mustang, replacing Daniel Suarez.
“This is obviously a dream come true,” Custer said.
“I have been around the garage for a long time and when I was a kid I never thought I would be good enough to be a Cup driver.
“It is pretty unreal to have that happen. We obviously have a big race tomorrow and that is where our main focus is. It is the biggest race of the season and it all comes down to this race, so that is what we are focused on.”
Custer will join Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick as drivers at SHR in NASCAR’s elite series.
The 21-year-old driver found out only recently he would be taking over the ride.
“I didn’t really find out until yesterday (Thursday) really so it is kind of something that is pretty crazy and it is cool to have happen,” Custer said.
Custer has competed in three Cup Series races, all coming in 2018. His highest finish was in his debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March 2018 (25th).
Suarez will wrap up his first season at SHR and third full-time season in the Cup Series this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
In 107 career starts, Suarez has earned two poles, eighth top-five finishes, 32 top-10 finishes and has led 241 laps in Cup Series competition.
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