Reddick Packs Some Confidence In His Michigan Bags

Tyler Reddick & Denny Hamlin
Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Michigan International Speedway … This weekend, Tyler Reddick will be making his first NASCAR Cup Series start at Michigan International Speedway. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender won last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the two-mile speedway with crew chief Randall Burnett. Reddick also has one additional top-10 finish in the Xfinity Series, as well as one top-10 finish in the NASCAR Truck Series at the track. 

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Does winning in the NASCAR Xfinity Series last year with Randall Burnett give you any extra confidence headed into this weekend’s doubleheader event?

“It’s nice to be able to head to a track where you’ve won at before, but the packages between Xfinity and the Cup Series are so different that there really isn’t much crossover. I actually think the Xfinity package we ran at Michigan two years ago was more similar to our current Cup package, which was when RCR and Austin Dillon won the race in the rain-shortened event. So I’ve run a race there with a similar package, but at the same time I’ve learned no matter how similar they sound on paper, there really is nothing too similar in person between them. But there are other areas I can lean on heading into the weekend. The tire is very similar to what we ran at Texas and Kentucky, so I expect similar strategy calls for people trying to get track position. Then again, it is a two-mile track. It’s big and has a lot of grip normally. We’re going during the middle of summer though, so I’m interested to see what that means for tire fall-off and if there will be any. It’s going to be an exciting doubleheader weekend for our No. 8 Chevy Accessories team.”

Richard Childress Racing at Michigan International Speedway …  In 175 NASCAR Cup Series starts at the two-mile speedway, Richard Childress Racing has recorded three wins with drivers Dale Earnhardt (1987 & 1990) and Kevin Harvick (2010). The Welcome, N.C. organization has also secured 25 top-five and 58 top-10 finishes. 

Richard Childress Racing at Road America … In 29 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Elkhart Lake, Richard Childress Racing scored three victories in a row with drivers Brendan Gaughan (2014), Paul Menard (2015), and Michael McDowell (2016). The Welcome, N.C. organization has also captured 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. 

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Catch the Action … The NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180 at Road America will be televised live Saturday, August 8, beginning at 12 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. 

The NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway will be televised live Saturday August 8, beginning at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. 

The NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway will be televised live Sunday August 9, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. 


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