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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: Is there cause for concern with Jimmie Johnson’s performance thus far?

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It’s no secret that Jimmie Johnson is off to a slow start in 2017.

The defending and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion has a starting average of 21.8 and a finishing average of 18.8 in the first five races of this season.

He has just one top-10 finish (ninth at Phoenix), along with 34th at Daytona, 19th at Atlanta, 11th at Las Vegas and 21st Sunday at Fontana.

And let’s not forget he’s 17th in the NASCAR Cup standings heading to one of his strongest tracks, Martinsville Speedway, this Sunday.

On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, we discussed this: After such a slow start to the season, is there a cause for concern over Johnson’s performance?

NASCAR America: Mark Martin is definitely a Kyle Larson fan

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On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin shared his experience of racing in his home state of Arkansas, as well as the excitement he feels watching  Kyle Larson compete in the Cup series.

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson involved in minor fender bender while leaving Fontana

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Kyle Larson‘s spectacular weekend at Auto Club Speedway — winning both Saturday’s Xfinity Series race and Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup event — left him feeling good.

But shortly upon exiting the facility, Larson and several others were involved in a fender-bender right outside the Speedway. Larson was a passenger, not the driver.

No one was injured, Larson tweeted.

But somehow, isn’t that strange fate?

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson’s Fontana win shows continued maturing as a driver

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Kyle Larson finally broke his streak of three straight runner-up finishes with his win in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, the crew discussed his win as well as his maturation as a driver.