Tyler Reddick

Biography of Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard Childress Racing. He is a two-time champion of the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Touring series

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. 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. He is also the youngest driver ever to qualify for a feature race in World of Outlaws sprint car racing.

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.

Camping World Truck Series

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.

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.

In 2016, Tyler 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 Series

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. 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. A month later, Reddick won his first Xfinity pole at Kansas Speedway.

Tyler Reddick
Tyler Reddick

On October 31, 2018, it was announced that Tyler Reddick will switch from JR Motorsports to Richard Childress Racing in 2019. 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. In April 2019, Reddick won his first race with RCR in the MoneyLion 300 at Talladega. At the end of the Kansas race, Reddick got into a fight with Cole Custer on pit road.

At the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, Tyler Reddick scored his fourth pole of the season and would lead 32 laps before crashing and finishing 29th in the final order. Reddick won at Homestead to claim his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship.

Cup Series in 2019

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. 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.

In April, Tyler 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. In only his second MENCS start at Kansas, Reddick finished ninth.

Tyler Reddick
Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick scored his first top-ten of the season at the first Darlington spring race, finishing 7th. He ran in the top-five almost all day and finished 4th, his career best finish to date. Reddick nearly won the 2020 GEICO 500 at Talladega, controlling the lead in the late stages but ultimately losing it with four laps to go. Tyler Reddick finished 20th. As of Talladega, Reddick is leading the Rookie of the Year race and is the only rookie to score a top-five and win a stage so far in 2020.

Overview

  • Full Name: Tyler George Reddick
  • January 11, 1996
  • Age: 24
  • Birth Place: Corning, California
  • Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
  • Weight: 130 lb (59 kg)
  • Achievements: 2018, 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
  • Awards: 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie Of The Year, 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver
  • Car no., team: 8 (Richard Childress Racing)
  • 2019 position: 43rd
  • Best finish: 43rd (2019)
  • First race: 2019 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
  • Last race: 2020 Pocono Organics 325 (Pocono)
  • Net Worth: Unknown
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