Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Cat Trials 11: Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Las Vegas Motor Speedway… Reddick has three previous NASCAR Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, all behind the wheel of the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. The 25-year-old has previously found Victory Lane at the 1.5-mile track with wins in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series (2019) and the NASCAR Truck Series (2016), while also collecting a total of four top-10 finishes in eight starts between the two series.
Chasing a Trio of Wins in Vegas… With victories at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in both the Xfinity Series and Truck Series already under his belt, Reddick is looking to complete the trio in Sin City with a win in the premier series. The Corning, California native would only be the second driver to achieve this accomplishment.
About Cat Trials 11: Hot Wheels®… From the world’s largest game of Jenga to building the world’s tallest sandcastle with Caterpillar machines, the latest edition of Cat Trials arrives this Sunday, September 26. With a desire to showcase the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, Cat Trials 11: Hot Wheels® is a salute to imagination. As STEM education expands globally, the Caterpillar Foundation recognizes that success in math and science is not a matter of inherent skill – it’s a matter of access. The foundation focuses on expanding access to STEM education in under-served communities in the US and around the world, while helping students pursue and enter STEM careers.
In Cat Trials 11: Hot Wheels®, two professional stunt drivers, Tanner Frost and Greg Tracy, performed unique stunts. From drifting and bunny hops to driving a car out of the bed of a giant off-highway truck and down a ramp to a ramp-to-ramp jump over five pieces of Cat equipment, the trial showcases the power of play and STEM education. Greg Tracy and Reddick will be available to the media at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday from 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. PT.
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TYLER REDDICK QUOTE:
What is your outlook heading into Las Vegas Motor Speedway?
“Going to Vegas will be a good blast. Earlier this year at Vegas, we were at a rough point for our team. We were not happy with the pace of cars or a lot of things honestly. I believe we had to pit for a tire rub or loose wheel during the race; it just wasn’t the best day for us. We were really feeling down our ourselves leaving Vegas in the spring, so I’m excited to see how we have improved as a team going back. Our RCR Chevrolet Camaros have gotten much better from that point to now, so it’s going to be exciting to see how much better we are currently. Even though we are no longer in the Playoffs, we are not going to ride it out. We are going to be aggressive and keep getting better. We’ll see how it all plays out in our Cat Trials 11: Hot Wheels Camaro on Sunday.”
Richard Childress Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway… Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of only four active race tracks where team owner Richard Childress has yet to earn a NASCAR Cup Series victory. In 74 Cup Series starts at the Nevada tri-oval speedway, Richard Childress Racing has 11 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes. The Welcome, N.C. organization has also found success in the NASCAR Xfinity Series capturing four wins, 14 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes in 56 starts.
The NASCAR Cup Series’ South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, September 26, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and will be broadcast live on the Performance Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!