By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
Roush Fenway Racing announced its 2018 driver schedule for the No. 60 Ford Tuesday, beginning with Austin Cindric at Daytona Feb. 17. The ride will also be shared by Chase Briscoe and Ty Majeski as they’ll look to capture its first NASCAR Xfinity Series Owners championship since 2011.
Briscoe will make his first start a week after Cindric at Atlanta Feb. 24 while Majeski will have to wait until Bristol April 14 to make his season debut.
Crew chief Mike Kelley said he’s looking forward working with the trio this season.
“We’re really excited to get going,” Kelley said. “We spent the winter hanging out with these guys. I could not have asked for three better drivers. They all bring something different to the table, but together we are going after the Owner’s Championship. We’re all looking forward to some big things from Ford and these drivers.”
Both Briscoe and Cindric competed in the Camping World Truck Series last season for the defunct Brad Keselowski Racing with each scoring a win. Cindric made the Championship 4, finishing third in the final standings. Briscoe finished sixth in points and won both NASCAR Most Popular Driver and Rookie of the Year honors.
Majeski made three previous Xfinity Series starts last season, qualifying each race inside the top-10 and finished 10th at Homestead for his first top-10 finish.
Cindric will compete in eight races, including both races at Daytona. Briscoe and Majeski will compete 12 races apiece, notably splitting seating time in the final eight races of 2018.
Majeski will compete in half of the road course races. The two being Road America Aug. 25 and the “roval” at Charlotte Sept. 29. Cindric will run at Watkins Glen Aug. 4 and Briscoe the following week at Mid-Ohio Aug. 11.
Briscoe will wrap up the season at Homestead Nov. 17, the site of his only Truck Series victory last season.
Since its Xfinity Series debut at Daytona Feb. 15, 1992, the legendary No. 60 team has scored an Xfinity Series high 93 wins, three series titles (2002, 2007 and 2015) and two owners titles (2002 and 2011).
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