16-year-old Cole Custer becomes youngest-ever winner of NASCAR national series race

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After dominating much of the afternoon, Cole Custer used several restarts to rally from losing track position late and win the UNOH 175 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Custer becomes the youngest-ever winner of a NASCAR national series race at 16 years, seven months, 28 days. He also claims his first Truck Series win in just his seventh career series start.

The teenager had been flawless from the pole position, but after a caution came out with 30 laps left, Custer went in and took on four tires instead of two like the rest of the leaders that pitted with him.

That left him seventh for the restart with 23 laps remaining. However, two more cautions with 15 to go and nine to go gave Custer enough opportunities to make headway.

Then, on the final restart with four laps left, Custer took advantage of Matt Crafton spinning his tires and re-claimed the lead heading into Turn 1.

He would go on to win by 1.1 seconds over Darrell Wallace Jr., with Crafton slipping to third. Johnny Sauter and John Hunter Nemechek completed the Top 5.

“I was really worried [after taking four tires] – it was so hard to pass even lapped cars, so I couldn’t believe we got through all of those guys,” Custer told Fox Sports. “The air affects it so much. We had some great restarts, which helped us a lot.

“I just can’t believe this is happening right now…I’ve been coming to these races since I was real young and I’ve looked up to this series and everybody that races in this series. I could’ve never imagined being here racing and even winning a race. I can’t even explain how amazing this is.”

Cameron Hayley, Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick, Joey Coulter, and Ryan Blaney made up Positions 6-10. Before today, Jones had been the previous youngest-ever winner in NASCAR national series competition after winning in the Trucks last fall at Phoenix (17 years, five months, nine days).

As for the championship picture, Crafton’s charge from dead last on the grid to third enabled him to not only keep his lead in the standings but extend it to seven markers over teammate Sauter going into next Saturday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Blaney did well to recover from a late spin and claim a Top-10 finish, but he did lose ground to Crafton. He’s now 24 points behind in third position as the series heads for Sin City. Wallace is at 35 points back after his runner-up performance today.

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.