Ty Majeski has seen wins in the Snowball Derby slip away from him many times.
During Sunday’s 56th running of the event at Five Flags Speedway, he thought it was happening again.
Majeski, the 2020 winner of the 300-lap endurance test at the challenging half-mile oval, had just lost the lead after a gripping multi-lap battle with Stephen Nasse that saw the two exchange the lead no less than five times in a six-lap span.
He then lost second to perennial Snowball Derby contender Bubba Pollard, who then began his own war for the race lead with Nasse while Majeski looked on in dismay.
“I thought if I could clear him and Bubba could wiggle Nasse then I could sneak away, but it never happened,” said Majeski, who drives for ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series.
And then, instead of watching his chance at a victory slip away, Majeski saw the pay window open.
Nasse and Pollard crashed in Turn 1 while battling for the race lead with six laps left, allowing Majeski to slip past and win his second Snowball Derby in the span of four years.
— NASCAR.com —