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Tyler George Reddick (born January 11, 1996) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing. He is a two-time champion of the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Tyler Reddick
Tyler Reddick 2019 CTECH 180.jpg
Reddick at Road America in 2019
BornTyler George Reddick
(1996-01-11) January 11, 1996 (age 23)
Corning, California
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
Achievements2018, 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
Awards2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie Of The Year
2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver
NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 8 (Richard Childress Racing)
2019 position43rd
Best finish43rd (2019)
First race2019 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race2019 Digital Ally 400 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
84 races run over 3 years
2018 position1st
Best finish1st (2018, 2019)
First race2017 PowerShares QQQ 300 (Daytona)
Last race2019 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
First win2017 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (Kentucky)
Last win2019 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
9 53 7
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
63 races run over 4 years
2016 position9th
Best finish2nd (2015)
First race2013 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (Rockingham)
Last race2016 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
First win2015 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last win2016 DC Solar 350 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 40 3
Statistics current as of November 16, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

 
Reddick's 2013 Truck

Touring seriesEdit

Reddick began his racing career at the age of four, competing in Outlaw Karts; soon after he was competing in mini sprints, midgets, dirt late models and sprint cars.[1] He was the youngest driver to qualify for the pole position at Eldora Speedway World 100, the youngest driver to win at the East Bay Winter Nationals, and the youngest winning driver in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.[2] He is also the youngest driver ever to qualify for a feature race in World of Outlaws sprint car racing.[3]

Reddick made his debut in the ARCA Racing Series in 2012; in October of that year, Reddick won in his first career start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway.[4]

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

Reddick made his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in April 2013, driving for Ken Schrader Racing at Rockingham Speedway; he was involved in an accident during the race, and finished 30th.[5]

 
Reddick's No. 29 F-150, sporting a special paint scheme for the 2016 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

In November 2013, it was announced that Reddick had been signed by Brad Keselowski Racing to compete in the Camping World Truck Series; he was scheduled to drive the team's No. 19 Ford in 16 events in the series in 2014, before running the full series schedule for the team in 2015.[1] On February 20, 2015, Reddick got his first career victory in the Camping World Truck Series at Daytona. On May 29, Reddick got his second career victory in the Truck Series at Dover. He led the points during the later stages of the summer until wrecking at Mosport, at which point he surrendered the lead to eventual champion Erik Jones. Reddick would ultimately finish second in his first full year of competition.

In 2016, Reddick returned to BKR switching the No. 19 to the No. 29, with his new BKR teammate Hemric using his previously No. 19. Reddick started the season with a crash at Daytona, finishing 18th. Reddick would have been a contention for the championship in 2016, but he failed to make it into the playoff. Reddick would win at Las Vegas, for his first victory of the season. On November 10, 2016, it was announced that Reddick would not return to BKR next season.

Xfinity SeriesEdit

Eight days after the BKR announcement, Reddick joined Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series on a part-time basis starting in 2017.[6] In September that year, he won his first Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway after leading 66 laps and winning with a 14-second advantage over teammate Brennan Poole.[7] A month later, Reddick won his first Xfinity pole at Kansas Speedway.

 
Reddick's #9 Xfinity championship car

On September 14, 2017, Reddick was signed by JR Motorsports to a full-time schedule for the 2018 Xfinity season, replacing William Byron, who was promoted to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, in the No. 9 car.[8] On February 17, 2018, Reddick beat teammate Elliott Sadler in a photo finish to win the season-opening race at Daytona. At a margin of .0004 seconds, it is the closest finish in NASCAR history.[9] Although he did not win again for the remainder of the regular season, he qualified for the playoffs and reached the Championship Round. In the season finale at Homestead, Reddick won the race and his first Xfinity Series championship.[10]

On October 31, 2018, it was announced that Reddick will switch from JR Motorsports to Richard Childress Racing in 2019.[11] Reddick explained that his move to RCR was for a better chance to run in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the near future.[12] In April 2019, Reddick won his first race with RCR in the MoneyLion 300 at Talladega.[13] At the end of the Kansas race, Reddick got into a fight with Cole Custer on pit road.[14] At the 2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Reddick scored his fourth pole of the season and would lead 32 laps before crashing and finishing 29th in the final order.[15] Reddick won at Homestead to claim his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship..[16]

 
Reddick's 2019 XFINITY Series Playoffs car is pushed to the grid at the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Reddick would finish 29th after starting on the pole.

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

2019Edit

On February 1, 2019, it was announced that Reddick will make his Cup Series debut at the 2019 Daytona 500, driving the No. 31 car for RCR.[17] After qualifying for the race as an open (non-charter) car, he started 39th. Reddick was involved in two incidents during the race: on lap 159, as he was about to pit, contact by Cody Ware sent him airborne before being hit by Jimmie Johnson, ripping Johnson's left side; on lap 191, he was involved in "The Big One" that collected 20 other drivers.[18][19]

In April, Reddick participated in qualifying at Talladega, driving the No. 62 Beard Motorsports car in place of Brendan Gaughan, who was attending his son's communion. Reddick was 29th fastest, but Gaughan started at the rear for the race under NASCAR's driver change rules.[20] In only his second MENCS start at Kansas, Reddick finished ninth.

On October 2, 2019, RCR officially announced Reddick as the driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet for the 2020 season.[21][22]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup SeriesEdit

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts Ref
2019 Richard Childress Racing 31 Chevy DAY
27
ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH KAN
9
CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 43rd 01 [23]
Beard Motorsports 62 Chevy TAL
QL
DOV
– Qualified for Brendan Gaughan
Daytona 500Edit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2019 Richard Childress Racing Chevy 39 27

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2017 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 Chevy DAY
20
ATL LVS PHO
14
CAL TEX
33
BRI RCH TAL
20
CLT
10
DOV POC MCH
13
IOW
3
DAY
27
KEN
10
NHA IND
37
IOW
36
GLN MOH BRI
11
ROA DAR
16
RCH
17
CHI KEN
1*
DOV
26
CLT KAN
2
TEX PHO HOM
4
18th 484 [24]
2018 JR Motorsports 9 Chevy DAY
1
ATL
19
LVS
8
PHO
10
CAL
7
TEX
23
BRI
7
RCH
11
TAL
8
DOV
5
CLT
23
POC
9
MCH
7
IOW
8
CHI
33
DAY
31
KEN
6
NHA
25
IOW
22
GLN
11
MOH
31
BRI
9
ROA
34
DAR
3
IND
2
LVS
28
RCH
7
CLT
9
DOV
14
KAN
5
TEX
2*
PHO
6
HOM
1
1st 4040 [25]
2019 Richard Childress Racing 2 Chevy DAY
9
ATL
5
LVS
14
PHO
3
CAL
4
TEX
2
BRI
2
RCH
4
TAL
1*
DOV
3
CLT
1*
POC
2
MCH
1
IOW
15
CHI
9
DAY
16
KEN
3
NHA
4
IOW
5
GLN
5
MOH
4
BRI
1
ROA
3
DAR
2*
IND
30
LVS
1
RCH
10
CLT
2
DOV
12
KAN
2
TEX
29
PHO
3
HOM
1*
1st 4040 [26]

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts Ref
2013 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Toyota DAY MAR CAR
30
KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 77th 14 [27]
2014 Brad Keselowski Racing 19 Ford DAY
12
MAR
16
KAN CLT DOV
8
TEX
21
GTW
13
KEN IOW
9
ELD
11
POC
23
MCH BRI MSP CHI
4
NHA
8
LVS
15
TAL
4
MAR
6
TEX
4
PHO
10
HOM
6
12th 539 [28]
2015 DAY
1*
ATL
5
MAR
5
KAN
13
CLT
4
DOV
1
TEX
11
GTW
8
IOW
3
KEN
6
ELD
3
POC
3
MCH
9
BRI
8
MSP
19
CHI
2
NHA
15
LVS
7
TAL
5
MAR
5
TEX
5
PHO
5
HOM
3
2nd 884 [29]
2016 29 DAY
18
ATL
14
MAR
20
KAN
13
DOV
7
CLT
4
TEX
5
IOW
5
GTW
25
KEN
10
ELD
5
POC
26
BRI
14
MCH
19
MSP
6
CHI
10
NHA
4
LVS
1*
TAL
26
MAR
17
TEX
4
PHO
12
HOM
2
9th 511 [30]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2012 Curb Racing 98 Dodge BRI GRE RCH IOW BGS GRE LGY CNB COL IOW NHA DOV GRE CAR
1
47th 47 [31]
2013 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Dodge BRI
19
GRE PEN RCH BGS IOW LGY COL IOW VIR GRE NHA DOV RAL 62nd 25 [32]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ARSC Pts Ref
2012 Ken Schrader Racing 18 Chevy DAY MOB
15
SLM
8
TAL TOL ELK POC MCH WIN NJE IOW CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD SLM DSF KAN 63rd 345 [33]
2013 Cunningham Motorsports 22 Dodge DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH ROA WIN CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD DSF
15
IOW SLM KEN KAN 111th 160 [34]
2014 DAY
5
MOB SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN 78th 205 [35]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Profile". Tyler Reddick official website. Accessed 2013-11-17.
  3. ^ "Richards leads Firecracker 100 after first night". June 25, 2010. Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Accessed 2013-11-17.
  4. ^ Cunningham, Jason. "Larson captures K&N Pro Series East Crown Archived 2013-11-01 at the Wayback Machine". November 3, 2012. NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Accessed 2013-11-17.
  5. ^ "Du Quoin resident to race today". September 2, 2013. Carbondale, IL: The Southern Illinoisan. Accessed 2013-11-17.
  6. ^ "REDDICK TO DRIVE FOR CGR IN XFINITY SERIES". NASCAR. November 18, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
William Byron
NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent