By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
In a race that decided the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship, it is easy for other drivers’ accomplishments to be overshadowed. Roush Fenway Racing’s Ty Majeski quietly earned his first career Top-10 finish. Majeski ran up front throughout the entire Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, staying clear of the championship battles.
Majeski finished 10th in the No. 60 Ford EcoBoost Ford Mustang. Despite finishing one lap behind the leaders, he avoided interfering with the championship battle between Elliott Sadler and William Byron. By doing so, Majeski avoided the ire that Ryan Preece received from Sadler. An incident between Preece and Sadler ultimately decided the champion.
The strength of Majeski’s car could be seen in his stage finishes. He finished the stages in sixth and eighth. At one point, the 23-year-old was running inside the top-five, holding his own with series regulars. Later in the race, He drifted back, falling out of the top-10.
The team documented Majeski’s surge on Twitter,
— 60 Team (@Roush60Team) November 18, 2017
The 10th place finish comes in Majeski’s third career start and his first start on a 1.5-mile track. The race caps off another successful year for the Roush Fenway Racing development driver. Majeski won the ARCA Midwest Tour Championship for the fourth year in a row. He also came close several times to earning his first career ARCA Racing Series victory. Team co-owner Jack Roush has previously praised his rookie driver, calling him the ‘future of the company.’
The next major race on Majeski’s schedule is in Late Model competition where he will prep for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on December 3. He finished third in both 2015 and 2016. Now Majeski will look to score his first victory in the prestigious Late Model race as well as look ahead to what the 2018 season will hold.