Ty Majeski will make his return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) in 2018 piloting the famed No. 60 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing. Majeski, who will be sharing the ride with fellow drivers Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric, made three previous starts behind the wheel of the No. 60 during the 2017 NXS season, earning a top-10 result in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Majeski, who recently captured his fourth consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour championship, will again drive the No. 60, a car entry that holds the record for NXS wins with 93. The Ford has been driven to victory lane on numerous occasions by NASCAR and former Roush Fenway legends Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards.
Biffle, Edwards and Chris Buescher have all driven the car to championships in the NXS. The car last won in June of 2015 with Buescher, who won three times in the No. 60, taming the Monster Mile in dramatic fashion and posting wins at Mid-Ohio (2014) and Iowa before claiming the championship for the No. 60 in 2015.
Majeski was named to the 2016-17 and 2017-18 NASCAR Next Classes, which is a NASCAR program identifying up-and-coming stars from across the United States and Canada.
Since joining Roush Fenway as a development driver, the Wisconsin-native has not slowed down. Majeski, a senior in mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, relocated to North Carolina where he works closely with Roush Fenway’s aerodynamic and shock departments.
Majeski kicked off 2017 by earning his second-consecutive victory in the Rattler 250 Super Late Model race at South Alabama Speedway. The win put Majeski in elite company, as just the second driver to win the Rattler back-to-back, and only the fourth driver to win more than one Rattler 250.
In 34 Late Model races in 2017, Majeski has scored an impressive 21 wins and 30 top-three finishes. In addition, this season Majeski captured the 2017 ARCA Midwest Tour championship – the fourth season in a row that Majeski has managed to do so – on the strength of six wins. In five ARCA Series starts in 2017, Majeski has led 89 laps and finished inside the top seven in each event, including a career high second-place finish at Kansas.
Majeski, who started his racing career in go-karts at the age of nine, is the Snowball Derby track record holder at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. In addition, he also boasts many of late model racing’s biggest wins, including the 2015 and 2016 Governor’s Cup. He was also the 2016 Super Late Model Champion at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway.
In 2015, Majeski was one of seven drivers to compete in the first-ever class of the Kulwicki Driver Development program (KDDP). Majeski not only excelled during his on-track performances – earning the maximum number of points in the competition – but also showed his dedication to the KDDP in how he represented the program off-track. In establishing his own driver development program for young go-kart drivers, Majeski highlighted the organization’s mission to serve young talent. Majeski’s outstanding performance in the KDDP led him to being crowned the inaugural Kulwicki Cup Champion for 2015.
The history Majeksi will look to build on in the No. 60 at Roush Fenway includes over 15,800 laps led, 277 top-five and 383 top-10 finishes. Biffle drove the car to a 2002 NXS Championship, with Edwards bringing home NXS Championships in 2007 and 2011 (Owner’s) and Buescher in 2015. Current Roush Fenway drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne have also each piloted the No. 60 in the NXS.