Reddick gets a second Cup Series start in Kansas

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Reddick gets a second Cup Series start in Kansas


Reddick gets a second Cup Series start in Kansas


Tyler Reddick will make his second start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next weekend at Kansas Speedway.

Reddick announced the news Wednesday night on “NASCAR America,” saying he will again be in the No. 31 Chevrolet on a weekend that does not have an Xfinity series race.

Richard Childress Racing’s young full-time Xfinity competitor made his Cup debut back in February when he qualified for the Daytona 500 and finished 27th despite being caught up in a multi-car wreck.

“As everyone is well aware, I had my fair share of struggles last year during the regular season,” said Reddick, and man, [2019] wasn’t looking good. I didn’t know what was going to happen. I didn’t know what this year was going to hold, but we were able to turn it around at the beginning of the playoffs.

“Ever since and leading into this year, we’ve been running so well — two poles and getting that monkey off our back; getting that win [at Talladega]; seven top fives in nine races; leading the points… That stuff has helped a lot, I think, in getting me back in a Cup car.”

Reddick’s entry gives RCR three Cup Series cars in the May 11 race, the 23-year-old joining regulars Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric.