Superstar Rookie Cole Custer Rim Rides to Automatic All-Star Race Berth by Winning in Blue Grass State

What a finish for a second consecutive year at Kentucky! I dodn’t watch most of the race because I had the quality of competition rated at 30% or 40% before it started.

Aric Almirola led 128 laps, and typical fashion, couldn’t finish strong. He finished eighth. Three of the sports most recognizable drivers, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr, and Ryan Blaney were aggressively for the win on a late-race restart with two laps remaining. The lead changed at leasr five times unofficially on starting on the front stretch and through Turns One and Two on the final lap. I expected a Ford from Stewart-Haas Racing to win. But it was Harvick.

Something woke up in Cole Custer and he showed everyone why he belongs in the Cup Series. He becomes the first Rookie driver to win a race in Cup since Joey Logano in 2009. He also goes two fold by locking himself into Wednesday night’s All-Star feature at Bristol Motor Speedway and upsettiong the Playoff Grid by guaranteeing himself a berth. I thoroughly expected Tyler Reddick to win before Custer of the third most-recognizable Rookie Chrostopher Bell.

We are seeing something unique though because Custer has been impressive at Kentucky in all three national touring series. He collected his second win, seconcd third Top-5 and fourth Top-10 and finishes no lower than twelfth in five combined starts. He’s truly impressive.

Published by Michael Salvagni

I am an aspiring sports journalist. I tal;k sports. Keep it here for your daily dose of breaking sporting news.

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