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Ty Majeski to make NASCAR debut in Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway

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Roush Fenway Racing development driver Ty Majeski is set to make his NASCAR debut in June at Iowa Speedway.

Majeski, 22, will drive in the June 24 Xfinity Series race at the track and will be sponsored by iRacing. Majeski is the No. 1 ranked iRacer in the world with more than 830 wins in 1,112 starts.

The native of Seymour, Wisconsin, is a current member of NASCAR Next, a program that highlights up-and-coming talent in stock car racing. He was the ARCA Midwest Tour Champion the past three seasons. He was also one of seven drivers selected to the first class of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program in 2015.

Majeski competed in the ARCA Racing Series last year, driving in four races. His best result was fourth in his debut at Madison International Speedway.

“I’m really excited to make my NASCAR Xfinity Series debut with Roush Fenway at Iowa,” Majeski said in a press release. “From the first time you sit in a race car, your dream is to compete in NASCAR and this is the next big step in what we have been working towards.”

While living in Concord, N.C., Majeski is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering.

Majeski holds the Snowball Derby track record at Five Flags Speedway and won the 2015 and 2016 Governor’s Cup and 2016 World Series of Asphalt Championship at New Smyrna Speedway.

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NASCAR America: NASCAR’s stars hit the track for the ‘Little 600’ (video)

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Like more than three dozen of his NASCAR Cup counterparts, Joey Logano is gearing up for the longest race of the year, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To warm up, Logano, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. and other NASCAR drivers headed to the GoPro Motorplex in North Carolina for the “Little 600.”

Check out how they fared in the above video that was on Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America.

 

Coca-Cola 600 starting lineup

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CONCORD, N.C. — Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, marking the second consecutive race at Charlotte Motor Speedway he has led the field to the green flag.

Harvick, a two-time Coke 600 winner, earned the top starting spot Thursday night with a lap of 193.424 mph in his Ford. He’ll be joined on the front row by Kyle Busch, who won last weekend’s All-Star Race.

Chase Elliott starts third and is followed by Matt Kenseth and rookie Erik Jones.

Points leader Kyle Larson will start 39th in the 40-car field after not making a qualifying attempt. He hit the wall in practice and then his team couldn’t get through qualifying inspection until one minute remained in the opening round of the session. The team was unable to get Larson out of the garage in time to make an attempt.

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Slugger Labbe: How do crew chiefs prepare for grueling Coca-Cola 600? (video)

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Veteran crew chief Slugger Labbe stopped by the NASCAR America studio in Charlotte on Thursday.

Labbe gave his perspective on how NASCAR Cup crew chiefs will prepare for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. While the race length will be the same as it has been for decades, one significant change will have crew chiefs developing strategy that they’ve never had to deal with in the 600, namely, four different race stages.

Labbe also gave his take on the positives and negatives of the Laser Inspection Station for both pre- and post-race inspections.

Check out the above video.

NASCAR: Remembering Martin Truex Jr.’s dominating 2016 Coca-Cola 600 win

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In one of the most dominating performances in NASCAR history, Martin Truex Jr. turned last year’s Coca-Cola 600 into a runaway one-man show, leading the field for 392 of 400 laps.

Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America took a look back at Truex’s record-setting win.

Check out the video above.