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Career Best Drafting Finish for Ty Majeski

Ty Majeski pushes Kyle Busch in the FR8 208. (Photo: Ricky Martinez | The Podium Finish)

HAMPTON, Ga. — Nobody would mistake Ty Majeski for a drafting expert. The ThorSport driver grew up on the short tracks of Wisconsin and the ARCA Midwest Tour.

However, the 29-year old has made notable strides at these tracks. After kicking 0ff 2024 with a pole at Daytona, Majeski scored his best career finish on a drafting track, running second to Kyle Busch at the FR8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“It was a good day,” Majeski told Matt Weaver of Sportsnaut. “At one point we were like 20th getting passed by trucks with all kinds of damage.”

After Daytona saw 12 cautions and 14 drivers out of the race due to crashes, Atlanta was a much calmer day. Only seven cautions slowed the race, with one truck departing due to damage from a crash.

As for Majeski, he only led three laps but was largely up front making noise. He scored fourth-place and seventh-place stage points and had an average running position of seventh.

The race ended on a 31-lap green flag run. After Grant Enfinger had a problem from the lead, Majeski found himself running second behind Busch.

It wasn’t the easiest position to be in, as Busch was among the fastest trucks and Tricon teammates Corey Heim and Taylor Gray were directly behind him.

“I was afraid that if I backed up to try and get a run to the 11, I felt like they would try and hang me,” Majeski said. “I knew they had two teammates. Looking back at it, Corey said after the race that he would go with me but I wasn’t communicated that. I didn’t want to risk it.”

Majeski ultimately was unable to get enough of a run to get side-by-side with Busch, conceding the win and finishing 0.187 seconds back.

“I did what I wanted to do,” Majeski said. “I got to [Busch’s] bumper down the backstretch, just playing with runs the last 8-9 laps knowing that I could get to him and how I had to time it to get to him. He was going to play blocker, which obviously you have to.”

Majeski sits second in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points after two races. Up next is Las Vegas, a track Majeski has a top-five and two top-10s at since joining ThorSport in 2022.

Harry Loomis is a 23-year old co-managing editor of The Podium Finish. He joined TPF in September 2023, having previously written for his own racing outlet. He graduated from Missouri Western State University in May 2023, earning his degree in Convergent Journalism. At Missouri Western, Loomis became the Sports Director of Griffon Media, becoming a trusted member of the student newspaper and weekly newscasts. A passionate race fan since age six, Loomis is originally from St. Charles, MO, and is a big NHL and MLB fan.

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