By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
A top-10 finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 was a refreshing change of pace for Ty Majeski. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver earned just his second top-10 finish of the season, which has produced underwhelming results.
On the final green flag run, Majeski was one of just eight drivers left on the lead lap at Kansas Speedway. In the uneventful run to the finish, the Roush Fenway Racing Program 60 driver slipped backward. Majeski dropped from sixth to eighth by the time the checkered flag waved.
Majeski’s eighth-place run started off with evasive driving on the opening lap. At the front of the field, Justin Allgaier broke loose. He slid into Christopher Bell, setting off a multi-car melee. Majeski’s No. 60 Ford Mustang started mid-pack as it faced the onslaught of mangled sheetmetal. He slid through the debris field, somehow emerging unscathed.
Majeski also avoided several other incidents, marking just the fifth race this season that the No. 60 has not been involved in an incident.
The eighth-place finish is just the third top-10 finish in Majeski’s career, coming in his 13thstart. It was also just the fifth top-10 finish for the Program 60 car in 2018.
Kansas originally was not on Majeski’s schedule. Chase Briscoe, another Ford Performance Program 60 driver had been scheduled to drive the car prior to an opportunity with Biagi-DenBeste Racing with Stewart-Haas Racing support. Majeski has two more races left on his Program 60 schedule, with the next being the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 3.
Majeski was happy to finish inside the top-10, even though his day didn’t go exactly as he planned.
— Ty Majeski (@TyMajeski) October 20, 2018