Reddick takes the next step in his NASCAR career, joining Ganassi
Tyler Reddick will graduate to the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season.
Reddick, 20, will share driving duties with Kyle Larson in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 Chevy on the NXS tour.
The Corning, California native cut his teeth in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series with Brad Keselowski Racing. After a limited-run of 16 races in 2014, where Reddick earned two poles, three top fives and nine top 10s, he started 2015 strong by winning the season-opener at Daytona and backed up with a second victory at Dover International Speedway five races later. With 14 top fives and 19 top 10s and an average finish of 6.3, Reddick finished second in the 2015 truck standings to Erik Jones.
Most recently, Reddick was victorious at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month. He led 70 laps before beating his teammate Daniel Hemric by 1.4-seconds at the line. He earned the pole for the Bristol Motor Speedway race in August as well as seven top fives and 11 top 10s throughout the season. His 277 laps led in 2016 is a career-best.
Reddick barely missed the inaugural truck series Chase. He’s currently tied for ninth in the standings with Cole Custer. Reddick’s most remarkable stat in his three seasons in trucks is his solid average qualifying effort of 8.5.
“I'm very excited to have the opportunity to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 42 XFINITY Series team this coming year," he said in a release. "It’ll definitely be a learning curve, but sharing the car with Kyle Larson will speed up my learning process. I feel very fortunate to be a part of a winning organization and without a doubt plan to win races as well. I would like to thank every single person that has put forward an effort to help elevate my career to this point.”
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