Cole Custer had an incredible season in 2023, and he capped it all off with a dramatic victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race to claim his first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship.
Custer’s No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang passed post-race inspection, and pending post-race engine teardown, which will take place on Sunday morning, Custer will be named the official 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.
The win marks the third of the 2023 season for Custer and his No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing team.
No issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means once engine teardown is complete, results and standings will be made official, provided there are no issues.
Sheldon Creed finished Saturday night’s race in the runner-up spot, while Justin Allgaier finished third to notch the second-place spot in the final championship standings. Riley Herbst finished fourth, and Sam Mayer came home in fifth and finished third in the championship standings as a result.
John Hunter Nemechek finished 28th after a last-lap flat tire ruined his chances at a good finish. Nemechek will be the fourth-place driver in the year-end championship standings.