Reddick Hopes To Ride The Fence At Kansas

Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Cat Dealer Tech Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Kansas Speedway… Reddick has four NASCAR Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway, earning two top-10 results. The Corning, California native’s best finish at the 1.5-mile track came earlier this season, when the No. 8 Chevrolet finished in the seventh position. In addition, Reddick has three NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the Kansas City oval, starting and finishing inside the top 10 in all three events.

Checking the Stats… Reddick has the fifth best average finish (13.5) at Kansas Speedway among active drivers. The 25-year-old also has finished inside the top-10 in the last five races on 1.5-mile tracks.

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When it comes to a track like Kansas Speedway where you may be able to run the fence, do you go in with a higher sense of confidence? Or what are the keys to success at Kansas?

“I want to say I do, but it can be tough since that’s not the only way to be successful at Kansas Speedway. When I’m on the fence when the tires get warmer and we are on a longer run, the top can be a tool to help me with long run speed. I feel like when I’ve come in years past, I have almost put too much into it. My first race last year I tried to run it too much and tried to make our car the fastest car on the track when really I didn’t need to be at that time. Then, the second race we had there, my team did a really good job of making our car run well all across the racetrack, but I felt like I had to run the top and got us into a hole. So, running the top at Kansas is a lot of fun and we can get speed doing it, but it’s important to be versatile and be smart throughout the whole race. But when I think about Kansas, I also think about execution getting to pit road, being fast in and out of the box, executing the green flag stops we’re going to have throughout the stages, and managing restarts. We just need to be smart and manage other parts of the race to make sure it doesn’t get away from us. We have a good starting spot with our No. 8 Cat Dealer Tech Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, so the goal is to build on that and race smart all day long.”

Richard Childress Racing at Kansas Speedway… In 91 NASCAR Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has one win with Kevin Harvick (2013), five top-five, and 25 top-10 finishes. Earlier this season in May 2021, both Austin Dillon and Tyler Reddick picked up top-10 results. The Welcome, N.C. organization has also notched one victory (Harvick in 2006), 16 top-five, and 26 top-10 finishes in a total of 51 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway will be televised live Sunday, October 24, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and will be broadcast live on the Motor Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.


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