Ryan Preece replaces Cole Custer in No. 41 Cup car

Driver Ryan Preece has been promoted to Cup by Stewart-Haas Racing. He will replace Cole Custer in the team’s No. 41 car.

Riley Herbst will be Custer's teammate while he continues to compete in the Xfinity Series after three seasons in the Cup.

Preece worked as SHR's simulator test driver and a stand-by driver for the majority of the 2022 season

He played a key role in the development of the new Next Gen vehicle by the team.

In a statement sent by the group, Preece stated, "This is the chance I've been labouring for.

At the beginning of this year, nothing was assured, but I believed that if I put in the time, whether it was in a race car or a simulator, SHR was the place for me.

“Cole Custer has been a part of SHR since 2017, and we’re glad to have him stay with us,” Stewart said