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Cole Custer Wins NASCAR K&N Pro Series at Iowa Speedway Leading Entire Pork Be Inspired 150

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Cole Custer celebrates his NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory at Iowa Speedway and becomes the youngest driver to win a K&N Pro Series race.
Cole Custer celebrates his NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory at Iowa Speedway and becomes the youngest driver to win a K&N Pro Series race.
Cole Custer is the first 15-year-old to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race after taking the checkered flag at Iowa Speedway against the top drivers and teams from the East and West series. Cole Custer won the pole and led every lap in the Pork Be Inspired 150. It was his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series win and he became the first K&N Pro Series driver to lead every lap in a race at Iowa Speedway. "We came back here with a really strong car and it was just perfect the whole night," Custer said. "The guys did a great job."
Cole Custer stayed out front through six cautions periods for 36 laps during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Iowa Speedway.
Cole Custer stayed out front through six cautions periods for 36 laps during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Iowa Speedway.


At 15 years, 6 months and 10 days, Cole Custer is the youngest driver to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race. Dylan Kwasniewski held the previous mark when he won his first K&N Pro Series West race at 16 years, 2 months and 6 days. Cole Custer also became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race. Darrell Wallace Jr. was the youngest driver to win a K&N Pro Series East race at 16 years, 5 months, 19 days.

Cole Custer stayed out front through six cautions periods for 36 laps during the race. "When we kept getting the lead, always just thinking about saving tires," Custer said. "That's just one of the big things in this series. You just gotta save your tires the whole time."
Cole Custer won the pole and then became the first K&N Pro Series driver to lead every lap in a race at Iowa Speedway.
Cole Custer won the pole and then became the first NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver to lead every lap in a race at Iowa Speedway.


Cole Custer has four top 10 finishes in nine career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts. He was fourth at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Iowa in June. "We didn't think that we were going to be winning races or doing any of this," Custer said. "It's just amazing." His previous best finish was a third place at Richmond International Raceway. Two of his top-five finishes have come on speedways. "I do really like these bigger tracks, but we did bring a really good car here," Custer said. "It's amazing how good that car was. It was just perfect the whole night."
NASCAR K&N Pro Series crash off Turn 2 involved Brandon Jones, Cale Conley and Austin Dyne at Iowa Speedway.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series crash off Turn 2 involved Brandon Jones, Cale Conley and Austin Dyne at Iowa Speedway.


Eddie MacDonald was second. It was his second top-five finish in 2013. "The guys did a great job on the car today," MacDonald said. "The car was a little tight in traffic. We came in and adjusted on it during the break and it really straightened the car out."

Daniel Suarez was third giving the drivers from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East the top-three spots in the race. "I think everyone is doing a really good job," Suarez said. "My communication with my crew chief is getting better and better. I'm really happy about that." Suarez won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio and has three top-five finishes in 2013.
Cole Custer and the Haas Automation team make it to victory lane at Iowa Speedway.
Cole Custer and the Haas Automation team make it to victory lane at Iowa Speedway.


"It was a long day for us," Suarez said. "But at the end of the day, we changed some stuff and it was getting better and better. We ended up in the top three. That is really good for the championship, for the points."

Kwasniewski, the leader in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings, was 12th in the Iowa Speedway race. He has a 21-point lead over Brett Moffitt.

Greg Pursley was the highest-finishing driver from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in the race at Iowa Speedway. He was fourth and was credited with a win for being the top-finishing driver from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Derek Thorn, the leader in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West standings, was 16th in the race at Iowa Speedway. He has a 12-point lead over Michael Self after eight races.

The next race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West is the NAPA Auto Parts/Evergreen 150 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., on Aug. 17.

The next NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race is the Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway on Aug. 24.

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