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16-Year-Old Cole Custer is NASCAR’s Youngest Winner

Some history was made this weekend on NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. In Saturday’s UNOH 175 in Loudon, New Hampshire,16-year-old Cole Custer took the checkered flag to become the youngest driver to win a race in Camping World Truck Series history. It was only his seventh start on the tour, and he led for 148 of the race’s 175 laps.

"I've been coming to these races since I was really young," Custer said after his victory. "I've looked up to this series and everybody who races in this series, and I couldn't even imagine racing here and even winning a race. I can't even explain how amazing this is."

One of the drivers Custer defeated was Erik Jones, who had held the youngest-driver-to-win record. (Jones was 17 when he won a race in Phoenix last November.) 

Here’s some footage of this historic final laps:

Check out more about Cuter’s win and the race on the NASCAR website.

Photo: Cheryl Senter/AP Photo

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