NASCAR: Reddick joins RCR's Xfinity program
By Kelly Crandall | RACER.com NASCAR correspondent
Tyler Reddick will compete for Richard Childress Racing in the Xfinity Series next season, the organization has announced.
Reddick, 22, will move to RCR from JR Motorsports, where he is a current championship contender with one win this season. Car number, sponsorship and other details for Reddick at RCR were not announced.
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“Tyler has had a lot of success so far in his racing career, and we intend on continuing that success with him in 2019,” Richard Childress said in a statement. “I’m confident that he will do a great job representing RCR on and off the track. Tyler is a talented driver who’s not afraid to go after wins, and I look forward to seeing that drive to win on the track with us next season.”
After making 63 starts in the Camping World Truck Series from 2013-16, Reddick moved to the Xfinity Series last season. To date, Reddick has 48 career starts in the Xfinity Series. Last season, Reddick scored his first career win at Kentucky Speedway running a limited schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing.
With three races remaining this season, Reddick leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. He is also still championship eligible, sitting third in the playoff standings with an 11-point advantage going into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.
“I’m really looking forward to joining RCR in 2019,” said Reddick. “RCR has had a stout Xfinity program throughout the years with a lot of talented team members and resources available to its drivers.
“I want to thank JR Motorsports for what they’ve done this past year to help me advance my career and skills behind the wheel. Ultimately, my goal is to race on Sundays, and I feel that by joining RCR, I can continue to race up front in the Xfinity Series while also learning from one of the top Cup programs in the garage.”
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Kelly has been on the NASCAR beat full-time since 2013, and joined RACER as chief NASCAR writer in 2017. Her work has also appeared in NASCAR.com, the NASCAR Illustrated magazine, and NBC Sports. A corporate communications graduate from Central Penn College, Crandall is a two-time George Cunningham Writer of the Year recipient from the National Motorsports Press Association.