Custer of the NASCAR Cup Series; Blaney overshadows Elliot

There’s only one thing more difficult than securing a seat in a NASCAR Cup car these days.

And that of course is getting a ticket to see Taylor Swift.

Too soon for some of you?

“You need to calm down” and “Shake it off.”

Any longer, holding on to one of those seats is probably just as difficult as getting one. Just ask Cole Custer, who was the driver of Stewart Haas’ No. 41 Ford Mustang as of this week and will be replaced by Brian Preece. News ends with three years full-time with Team Custer.

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Admittedly, it wasn’t exactly an ornate task. Custer managed one win and two top scores in the 2020 season. Since then, Custer has finished in the top 10 only five times and has finished 26th and 25th in the points standings.

Cole Custer will be out as the driver for Stewart-Haas Racing's No. 41 starting this week.

Of course, that’s not good enough for three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart. And I’m not saying it’s a wrong move. Certainly, I would appreciate Stewart’s assessment of leadership talent more than mine.

But, when were drivers put on the same handlebars as college football coaches? Three years and you’re abroad? Just like that?

Unfortunately, it has become a trend. We saw that with Eric Jones and Joe Gibbs Racing a couple of years ago, and incredibly, his replacement, Christopher Bell, was even in some rumors before he ran all the way to a championship race at the end of this season.

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