By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
On Saturday night, Ty Majeski will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, adding himself to the history books in the process. He will join several NASCAR Xfinity Series Champions (Carl Edwards, Chris Buescher, Greg Biffle and NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin) as drivers that have been behind the wheel of the No. 60 iRacing.com Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing.
Majeski is a three-time ARCA Midwest Tour Series Champion, winning the Championship in 2014, 2015, and 2016. His 2014 Championship made Majeski the youngest Champion in Series history. Majeski also won the Rookie of the Year honors in 2014.
In 2015, Majeski was named one of the seven finalists of the Alan Kulwicki Driver Development Program becoming their inaugural winner. He also set a new track record at Five Flags Speedway in qualifying for the 2015 Snowball Derby. In the last two runnings of the Snowball Derby, Majeski finished third.
Majeski also has six ARCA Racing Series starts, with one top five in his debut, and four top-10 finishes. Majeski’s worst finish in ARCA competition is 12th at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Majeski also utilizes iRacing, the sim racing service that has served as his sponsor for much of his career, to visualize and learn characteristics of tracks. He is the highest rated driver in the world on the service.
Martin thinks highly of Roush Fenway’s new driver, giving Majeski high marks ahead of his debut.
“With Ty Majeksi, I think Roush Fenway may have the one,” said Martin. “I think he is Roush Fenway’s next Matt Kenseth or Carl Edwards. I think they are sitting good with him as a young driver developing. I’ll be watching with great interest.”
Both Martin, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., have Tweeted their praise of Majeski.
iRacing.com, Majeski’s sponsor, Tweeted a video in which Majeski describes how he’s utilized their service and that he is excited to make his debut.
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) June 19, 2017
Now Majeski will look to impress in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway.