NASCAR interview: Tyler Reddick

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NASCAR interview: Tyler Reddick


NASCAR interview: Tyler Reddick


It’s championship or bust for Tyler Reddick and Richard Childress Racing.

Reddick admits that has been his mentality and that of the No. 2 team this year, and the reigning champion has every reason to believe it could happen. In addition to winning the regular-season championship, Reddick took home five checkered flags, 22 top-10 finishes, and led 448 laps in the season’s first 26 races.

Don’t forget this is Reddick’s first year with RCR, having joined the company after winning the 2018 title at JR Motorsports. But right from the beginning, it was a perfect fit and Reddick explains why on this week’s podcast in addition to:

  • Was he any bit surprised to start the year as hot as he did with crew chief Randell Burnett and the No. 2 team?
  • Whether the garage reception has been different toward him as champion
  • How Reddick’s mental approach has changed after he said he needed to “pull my head out of my a*s” last year
  • Is this the most fun he’s had in racing?
  • Winning a championship versus defending one
  • If he’ll be doing anything different going into the playoffs this year
  • Assessing the weakness of his team
  • And a race-by-race breakdown of the Xfinity Series playoffs.