No. 00 Xfinity NASCAR Ford Disappointed At New Hampshire: Video

As Ford continues to search for its first win in the Xfinity Series this season, Cole Custer’s No. 00 NASCAR Ford Mustang Dark Horse looked like the one to make it happen at New Hampshire on June 22nd, 2024. He led the most laps – 114 – and proved that he had the speed to make him a threat, but a series of late-race cautions turned the tide against him.

Four restarts in the last 22 laps forced Custer to wear his race car out as he attempted to defend the top spot from the field. However, in the closing laps, he simply couldn’t do it anymore, ceding his position as the No. 18 Toyota TRD Supra of Sheldon Creed raced him hard and let the No. 20 Supra of Christopher Bell get by for the win.

“I would have done the same thing, you know, you’re racing for the win, it is what it is,” Custer said of the tight racing between him and Creed competing for the win on the final lap. “Man, it just stings. I felt like we had the best car of the day. And that’s not easy to do at these flat short tracks.”

He added, “Our guys brought such a fast car. But you get put in those late race restarts, eventually it’s probably not going to go your way. But I’m gonna re-live what I could have done. Just gotta keep digging. We’ve got the points lead, just gotta keep knocking on the door.”

Ryan Sieg was the next-best NASCAR Ford team, finishing sixth in the No. 39 Mustang, while Riley Herbst was the only other Blue Oval team to finish inside the top 10, finishing eighth in the No. 98 Mustang.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Results, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, June 23, 2024
re Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 23 20 Christopher Bell(i) Mobil 1 Toyota 203 43 Toyota TRD Supra
2 5 18 Sheldon Creed Friends of Jaclyn Foundation Toyota 203 1 Toyota TRD Supra
3 1 0 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford 203 114 Ford Mustang
4 12 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
5 38 88 Carson Kvapil Clarience Technologies Chevrolet 203 24 Chevrolet Camaro
6 9 39 Ryan Sieg Sci Aps Ford 203 0 Ford Mustang
7 8 48 Parker Kligerman Spiked Lite Coolers Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
8 4 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 203 0 Ford Mustang
9 37 17 Alex Bowman(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
10 7 26 Corey Heim(i) Yahoo! Toyota 203 0 Toyota TRD Supra
11 22 16 AJ Allmendinger Campers Inn RV Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
12 6 8 Sammy Smith Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 203 3 Chevrolet Camaro
13 15 2 Jesse Love # Whelen Chevrolet 203 3 Chevrolet Camaro
14 29 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Watts Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
15 2 81 Chandler Smith Smith General Contracting Toyota 203 1 Toyota TRD Supra
16 21 44 Brennan Poole Frontline Fire Protection Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
17 20 27 Jeb Burton Bommarito.com Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
18 28 97 Shane Van Gisbergen # WeatherTech Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
19 3 1 Sam Mayer 10X Health Chevrolet 203 9 Chevrolet Camaro
20 11 5 Anthony Alfredo Steele Group/Anchor Advisors Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
21 18 51 Jeremy Clements Impel Union Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
22 25 19 Justin Bonsignore M3 Technology's Toyota 203 3 Toyota TRD Supra
23 17 11 Josh Williams Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
24 13 21 Austin Hill Bennett Transportation Chevrolet 203 2 Chevrolet Camaro
25 32 91 Kyle Weatherman DriveSmartWarranty.com Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
26 24 31 Parker Retzlaff FUNKAWAY Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
27 33 29 Blaine Perkins AutoParkit.com Ford 203 0 Ford Mustang
28 35 35 Glen Reen New Wave Bath Chevrolet 203 0 Chevrolet Camaro
29 34 4 Garrett Smithley Trophy Tractor Chevrolet 202 0 Chevrolet Camaro
30 31 14 Mason Massey(i) Brunt Workwear Chevrolet 202 0 Chevrolet Camaro
31 19 28 Kyle Sieg Onsite Power Academy Ford 201 0 Ford Mustang
32 30 15 Hailie Deegan # VIVA Tequila Seltzer Ford 201 0 Ford Mustang
33 36 6 Armani Williams Doug Flutie Jr Fdn for Autism Ford 198 0 Ford Mustang
34 27 7 Patrick Emerling Laquerre's Power Sports Chevrolet 197 0 Chevrolet Camaro
35 16 43 Ryan Ellis United Construction & Forestry Chevrolet 196 0 Chevrolet Camaro
36 26 92 Nathan Byrd ClearCore Solutions Chevrolet 185 0 Chevrolet Camaro
37 14 42 Leland Honeyman # RANDCO Industries Chevrolet 95 0 Chevrolet Camaro
38 10 38 Matt DiBenedetto Sci Aps Ford 203 0 Ford Mustang

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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

Alexandra Purcell

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