Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Cat Next Gen Dozers Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Talladega Superspeedway…This weekend will mark Tyler Reddick’s second NASCAR Cup Series start at Talladega Superspeedway. Reddick earned his first career Cup Series Stage Win and led a total of 19 laps during the spring race at Talladega earlier this year. Reddick also won last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the 2.66-mile track with RCR and has one additional top-10 finish in the Xfinity Series, as well as one pole award and two top-five finishes at the superspeedway in the NASCAR Truck Series.
About Cat Next Gen Dozers… The D1, D2, and D3 Next Gen dozers featured on RCR’s No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE represent the newly launched and branded line of Caterpillar’s iconic small dozers. These market-leading dozers, headlined by America’s best-selling dozer, the Cat D3, continue to revolutionize the market by providing new and exciting features such as integrated Cat Grade Technology with Slope Assist and Stable-blade. The Integrated Cat Grade Technology on the Next Gen Dozers helps smooth the grade and improve the performance of both expert and novice operators. In addition to Cat Grade Technology, this well-balanced and finish grading line of dozers features a completely redesigned look and hood that significantly improves the operator’s line of sit to what matters – the blade and what lies in front of it. As a nod to those that build and deliver these best-selling dozers, the car features the names of 253 factory technicians from the Athens, GA, facility where they are built. The car also features the names of 51 customers that have been instrumental to the growth and development of our machines into the clear industry leader in performance, value, quality, and sales.
TYLER REDDICK QUOTE:
Heading into this weekend’s race, what is the goal for RCR at Talladega Superspeedway?
“We definitely are looking to bounce back as an organization this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway after a tough run at Las Vegas. RCR and ECR always put together some great superspeedway cars, so I expect our No. 8 Cat Next Gen Dozers Chevrolet Camaro to be really strong on Sunday. We had a good race earlier in the year at Talladega, where I was able to get my first Stage Win in the NASCAR Cup Series and lead a handful of laps. The strategy just didn’t play out for us that weekend, but we have a good set of notes to head into this race with. I’d obviously love to win this weekend, but it’ll be important to work well together with Austin Dillon and the No. 3 team as well. Luckily, Talladega is a place where it’s important to have people work with you, so the two of us will be sticking together a lot. Hopefully, we’ll be able to put ourselves into a position where one of us be there at the end to win.”
Richard Childress Racing at Talladega Superspeedway… Richard Childress began his driving career at Talladega Superspeedway in 1969 and is in a tie for the most all-time car owner victories at the storied Alabama-based race track with 12 NASCAR Cup Series wins. Dale Earnhardt has earned nine Talladega wins under the RCR banner, including his final career win in the 2000 Winston 500. Other drivers winning for RCR include Clint Bowyer (2010 and 2011), and Kevin Harvick (2010). The Welcome, N.C. organization has also found success in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with one win, 10 top-five, and 18 top-10 finishes.
NASCAR Playoffs… Austin Dillon is in the midst of his fourth NASCAR Playoffs appearance and is currently battling in the Round of 12. The No. 3 team will look to rebound this weekend after mechanical issues relegated them to a 32nd place finish after running in the top-five for the majority of the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dillon advanced out of the Round of 16 following three strong performances in the opening round of the NASCAR Playoffs (second at Darlington Raceway, fourth at Richmond Raceway, and 12th at Bristol Motor Speedway).
Catch the Action…The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Talladega 300 at Talladega Superspeedway will be televised live Saturday, October 3, 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.
The NASCAR Cup Series’ YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will be televised live Sunday, October 4, beginning at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!