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For the first time in his NASCAR career, Ty Majeski has a full-time ride.
Majeski will drive the No. 45 for Niece Motorsports in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Majeski replaces Ross Chastain, who mostly drove the No. 45 in 2019, taking the team to a Championship 4 berth at Homestead-Miami Speedway and scoring the organization’s first three wins of its career; Chastain is moving to the Xfinity Series with Kaulig Racing in 2020.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to race full time with Niece Motorsports,” Majeski said in a team release. “I’m appreciative of Al [Niece, owner] and everyone at the team for giving me this opportunity. We’re looking to continue to build on what Ross and the team accomplished this year. We expect to be contending for wins and ultimately the championship.”
Added team owner Al Niece: “Last season was really a dream come true for me and this team. No one expected us to be contending for a championship in Homestead – but there we were. We’re confident that we can do the same next season. Ty is clearly extremely talented – he’s won in everything he’s driven. I’m excited to have him join the team full time. We’re looking forward to great things in 2020.”
Niece’s release did not specify sponsorship details for Majeski and the No. 45.
Majeski competed for Niece in his Truck Series debut last year at ISM Raceway, finishing 11th in its No. 44. He also has 15 starts in the Xfinity Series in 2017 and 2018, scoring three top 10s.
In 2019, he mostly competed in the ARCA Menards Series, winning three races in six starts.
The release teased further driver lineup announcements for Niece before the 2020 season, which seems to confirm that the organization will again field at least two trucks next year.
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This kid has been winning all the late model races in N. IL and WI. He has a lot of talent. Good to see him get a full time ride.