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Roush Fenway Racing To Field Driver Development Team

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Three of the sport’s young stars will get to develop their talent under the guidance of a championship organization in 2018. 

Roush Fenway Racing announced on Monday they will field the No. 60 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season, with three young drivers sharing duties – Ty Majeski, Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe.

“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.”

Majeski has been under the Roush Fenway banner for awhile, making three XFINITY Series starts for the organization in 2017 with a career-best 10th this past weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Regarded as one of the most impressive up-and-coming drivers, he scored 20 wins and 29 top-three finishes in 32 Late Model events this year. He also won his fourth consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour Championship with six wins in 12 events.

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Cindric and Briscoe each join the fold after competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this past year for Brad Keselowski Racing, which closed doors at season’s end.

Cindric picked up eight top-fives and a win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in his rookie season, advancing all the way to the Championship 4 of the NCWTS playoffs. The 19-year-old also has experience in rallycross, IMSA, ARCA, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

The 2017 campaign was also Briscoe’s rookie year, which saw 10 top-fives en en route to placing sixth in the standings. He scored his career series victory by dominating the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He got the chance following a championship in ARCA competition in 2016 with six victories. 

The entry is the result of a partnership between Roush Fenway, Ford Performance and Team Penske. Mike Kelley will serve as the crew chief; Kelley led Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to a pair of XFINITY titles in 2011 and 2012.

Details surrounding sponsorship, or the amount of races per driver will be released by the team at a later date.

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.