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Cole Custer Sole NASCAR Ford In Top 5 At Xfinity Bristol 2023: Video

Cole Custer put forth an encouraging performance behind the wheel of the No. 00 NASCAR Ford Mustang in the Xfinity Series race at Bristol on September 15th, 2023, and at the end of the day, he was the only Blue Oval team to finish inside the top five.

Custer hung near the front of the field throughout the race, stalking the No. 7 Chevy Camaro of Justin Allgaier and the No. 88 Camaro of Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the top spot. Custer stayed on the same pit strategy as Earnhardt, ensuring that he could keep pace with the leaders. Custer claimed the lead heading to the Stage 1 finish, leading across the stripe to secure valuable Playoffs points.

On the Stage 2 green flag, Custer threw the No. 00 NASCAR Ford ahead, leading while the pack traded paint behind him. However, he found himself under fire from Allgaier as the laps ticked down, as the No. 7 Camaro assumed the lead on the bottom lane after a brief side-by-side battle.

Ultimately, while Custer wasn’t able to secure the win, he held on for a fourth-place finish after leading 109 laps. Riley Herbst’s No. 98 Mustang was the next-best NASCAR Ford team, finishing eighth. Allgaier’s No. 7 Camaro, meanwhile, celebrated in Victory Lane.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Results, Bristol Motor Speedway, September 15, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 10 7 Justin Allgaier (P) BRANDT Chevrolet 300 110 Chevrolet Camaro
2 5 10 Daniel Hemric (P) Cirkul Chevrolet 300 33 Chevrolet Camaro
3 3 20 John Hunter Nemechek (P) Pye Barker Fire & Safety Toyota 300 1 Toyota TRD Supra
4 1 00 Cole Custer (P) Mobil 1 Ford 300 109 Ford Mustang
5 4 16 Chandler Smith # (P) Barger Precast/Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet 300 0 Chevrolet Camaro
6 7 39 Ryan Sieg Sci Aps Ford 300 0 Ford Mustang
7 12 19 Trevor Bayne (P) He Gets Us Toyota 300 0 Toyota TRD Supra
8 16 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 300 0 Ford Mustang
9 6 18 Sammy Smith # (P) Pilot Flying J Toyota 300 0 Toyota TRD Supra
10 31 26 Kaz Grala CRUSH Tropical Punch Toyota 300 0 Toyota TRD Supra
11 21 2 Sheldon Creed (P) Whelen Chevrolet 300 0 Chevrolet Camaro
12 18 11 Derek Kraus Crav'n Flavor/Hardscape Construction Chevrolet 300 0 Chevrolet Camaro
13 38 27 Jeb Burton (P) Alsco Uniforms Chevrolet 300 0 Chevrolet Camaro
14 29 24 Connor Mosack Toyota Racing Development Toyota 300 0 Toyota TRD Supra
15 14 31 Parker Retzlaff # FUNKAWAY Chevrolet 299 0 Chevrolet Camaro
16 36 25 Brett Moffitt AM Technical Solutions Ford 299 0 Ford Mustang
17 25 44 Rajah Caruth(i) Gilreath Farms/AAN Adjusters Chevrolet 298 0 Chevrolet Camaro
18 22 43 Ryan Ellis Diamond Doors Assa Abloy Chevrolet 298 0 Chevrolet Camaro
19 35 7 Stefan Parsons Sokal/Nelson's Green Brier Chevrolet 298 0 Chevrolet Camaro
20 20 92 Josh Williams Alloy Employer/DAN-O'S Chevrolet 298 0 Chevrolet Camaro
21 27 28 Kyle Sieg Cooks Comfort Ford 298 0 Ford Mustang
22 28 6 Brennan Poole Macc Door Systems Chevrolet 297 0 Chevrolet Camaro
23 30 4 Kyle Weatherman TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet 297 0 Chevrolet Camaro
24 9 51 Jeremy Clements All South Electric Chevrolet 297 0 Chevrolet Camaro
25 32 78 Anthony Alfredo Dude Wipes Chevrolet 296 0 Chevrolet Camaro
26 19 38 Joe Graf Jr. Food City/Bucked Up Ford 295 0 Ford Mustang
27 24 91 Josh Bilicki Insurance King/ROCK'N VODKA Chevrolet 294 0 Chevrolet Camaro
28 33 02 Blaine Perkins # Gratis Chevrolet 294 0 Chevrolet Camaro
29 23 8 Chad Finchum Elite Petroleum Ford 276 0 Ford Mustang
30 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hellmann's Chevrolet 271 47 Chevrolet Camaro
31 13 48 Parker Kligerman (P) Spiked Light Coolers Chevrolet 246 0 Chevrolet Camaro
32 17 45 Jeffrey Earnhardt K9Grass Chevrolet 229 0 Chevrolet Camaro
33 26 21 Austin Hill (P) Bennett Transportation Chevrolet 217 0 Chevrolet Camaro
34 8 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Patriot Lighting Chevrolet 178 0 Chevrolet Camaro
35 11 1 Sam Mayer (P) Huck's Market Chevrolet 166 0 Chevrolet Camaro
36 2 8 Josh Berry (P) Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet 166 0 Chevrolet Camaro
37 37 35 BJ McLeod Sci Aps Chevrolet 117 0 Chevrolet Camaro
38 34 66 Timmy Hill(i) Coble Enterprises Toyota 81 0 Toyota TRD Supra

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
P – Playoffs eligible

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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