Roush Fenway announces 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver lineup

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Roush Fenway announces 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver lineup
Lee Spencer
By: Lee Spencer
Nov 20, 2017, 10:21 PM

Roush Fenway Racing will field a Xfinity Series program for Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric and Ty Majeski in 2018.

Ty Majeski, Roush Fenway Racing Ford
Ty Majeski, Roush Fenway Racing Ford
Chase Briscoe, Brad Keselowski Racing Ford

The three racers will embark on the next stage of their development in the No. 60 Ford Mustang for RFR.

Briscoe, 22, has seamlessly transitioned from dirt tracks to pavement in the last two seasons after winning the 2016 ARCA championship then finishing sixth in the Camping World Truck Series and capturing rookie-of-the-year honors.

The Mitchell, Indiana native won the EcoBoost 200 from pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday. In 23 races with Brad Keselowski Racing, Briscoe scored one victory, four poles 10 top fives and 14 top 10 finishes. His average finish was 8.5. Briscoe was recruited by Ford Performance as its first development driver. 

Cindric has an extensive background in a variety of racing series prior to entering the NASCAR ranks.

Like Briscoe, Cindric, 19, completed his first full season in NASCAR with BKR this year. He was the only freshman to transfer into the Championship 4, where he picked up his  eight top-five and 16th top-10 of 2016 to finish third in the truck standings.

Cindric won his first truck race from the pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September. Cindric also has one ARCA victory and two wins in the K&N Pro Series East tour in as many starts. In August, Cindric won the pole in his first Xfinity start at Elkhart Lake piloting the No. 22 Team Penske before finishing 16th.

Majeski has honed his stock car skills through a combination of Late Model racing and iRacing. The 23-year-old Seymour, Wisconsin native started racing go-karts at nine. He earned his fourth consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour championship this season and nine starts in ARCA’s top series with an average finish of seventh.

Majeski has won some of the top Late Model contests. In 32 Late Model starts this year, he scored 20 wins and 29 top-three finishes. The member of NASCAR Next 2017 class made his Xfinity Series debut with Roush Fenway Racing at Iowa in June.

In three starts, Majeski’s average qualifying effort was 9.3. His best finish was 10th on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“Driver development has always been part of our DNA at Roush Fenway and Jack Roush has always taken pride in providing opportunities for up and coming drivers,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. “All three of these drivers have exhibited a great deal of potential on and off the track and it’s going to be a lot of fun to watch as they hone their skills together and grow into the next generation of champions in our sport.”

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Austin Cindric , Chase Briscoe , Ty Majeski
Teams Roush Fenway Racing
Author Lee Spencer
Article type Breaking news