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 collection, has been promoted to NASCAR’s Cup Collection with Richard Childress Racing subsequent season to exchange Daniel Hemric. Hemric was advised 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 collection’ playoffs.
”The extra begins you make, the extra assured you may 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 perfect effort potential, it will 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 vital 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 checklist with Jimmie Johnson at 83 victories.
Hemric bought 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 the town. However Hemric has simply two top-10 finishes, is ranked 25th within the standings and did not 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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