DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tyler Reddick is able to make the soar from Xfinity Collection champ to Cup Collection common.

Reddick, the defending champion in NASCAR’s second-tier developmental sequence, has been promoted to NASCAR’s Cup Collection with Richard Childress Racing subsequent season to interchange Daniel Hemric. Hemric was instructed final month he wouldn’t be retained for a second season.

The 23-year-old Reddick has 5 wins in Xfinity this season and stays within the hunt for a second straight title. He’s third within the standings headed into Saturday’s first elimination race in that sequence’ playoffs.

“The extra begins you make, the extra assured you will develop,” Reddick stated Friday at Dover Worldwide Speedway.

Reddick made two Cup begins this season at Daytona and Kansas for Childress, however stated his probabilities of one other one earlier than the season ends are “slim to none.”

“To get the automobiles prepared and provides it the most effective effort doable, it could be fairly powerful to do one thing like that this time of yr,” Reddick stated. “My focus is remaining on the playoffs. If I used to be going to do a Cup race, my focus would not even be absolutely on that, as loopy because it sounds. The Xfinity Collection and profitable a second championship is extra necessary to me than only a one-time Cup race, as wild as that does sound.”

Childress final month in contrast Reddick to a younger Cale Yarborough, the Corridor of Famer tied for sixth on NASCAR’s all-time wins listing with Jimmie Johnson at 83 victories.

Hemric received only one yr within the No. eight Chevrolet earlier than Childress made the change. The native of Kannapolis was given the No. eight that’s a part of the Earnhardt household, essentially the most celebrated residents of town. However Hemric has simply two top-10 finishes, is ranked 25th within the standings and didn’t make the playoffs.

He’s thought of a candidate for the open seat at JTG Daugherty Racing that opened final week when Chris Buescher jumped to Roush Fenway Racing.


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