WATCH: NASCAR Driver Cole Custer Slams into Wall in Scary Crash at Darlington

by Joe Rutland

NASCAR driver Cole Custer slammed into the SAFER barrier at Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Motor Speedway in Darlington, S.C.

The good news: Custer was able to get out of the car under his own power. But it did look a bit scary as you can see in this video from the track.

Custer was able to send out a message to his fans through Twitter.

“Frustrating…just no where to go. Really wanted to give Margret Haas a good run today, but just didn’t go how we wanted. We’ll move on to @MonsterMile“, he said. The “Monster Mile” reference is for Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

NASCAR Driver Started His Racing Career At Young Age Of 4

A 23-year-old from Ladera Ranch, Calif., he races in the No. 41 car for Stewart-Haas Racing. Custer started his racing career at the young age of 4 years old in midget car racing. He kept on racing while growing up, eventually joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

In 2014, he became the youngest winner on NASCAR’s national touring series. Custer took the checkered flag at the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 20, 2014. He was 16 years old at the time.

From there, Custer joined the Xfinity Series in 2016. He raced up a ton of victories, eventually earning him a spot in the main NASCAR Cup Series.

Custer Manages To Stave Off Serious Injury While Looking Ahead To Dover

He’s been with Stewart-Haas Racing for two seasons, driving the Ford Mustang. Custer, thankfully, did not end up really injured after his crash on Mother’s Day at Darlington. It looks like his car will definitely need some work done it before Dover. As for him, though, Custer probably already is planning his next strategy leading into Dover next weekend.

But Custer wasn’t the only NASCAR driver involved in on-track incidents. Kurt Busch had his car go up in flames while on the famed Darlington track.

Replays on the Fox broadcast showed that Bubba Wallace was the one to catch Busch. Drivers Matt DiBenedetto and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also appeared to connect with Busch.

Busch went careening toward the inside wall and hits it on the passenger side. That led to the end of his day at the Goodyear 400.

Wallace’s car for the Goodyear 400 was decked out in honor of NASCAR legend Wendell Scott. Scott was the first African American to race and win a NASCAR race. The driver is not one who steps away from standing up and remembering those who came before him.