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Rookie Custer surprises at Quaker State 400

It was a wild finish to the Quaker State 400 on Sunday at Kentucky Speedway that saw rookie Cole Custer move from fifth to first on the green-white checkered restart.

With that victory, which was paying 175:1, Custer becomes the first rookie to win a Cup Series race since Chris Buescher in a rain-shortened 2016 race, and the first rookie to win a non-shortened race since Juan Pablo Montoya in 2007.

Custer was one of three Fords to place in the top five with Matt DiBenedetto landing in third and current point leader Kevin Harvick finishing fourth. The other two top-five drivers were Martin Truex Jr. (second) and Kurt Busch (fifth).

Next up on the Cup Series schedule is the annual All-Star Race on Wednesday, this time at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Brad Keselowski won in late May.