Tyler Reddick, driver of the No. 8 Caterpillar / Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen / Alsco Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard Childress Racing, will be competing in his sophomore season in the NASCAR Cup Series under the direction of crew chief, Randall Burnett, in 2021.
Reddick wrapped up his 2020 Cup Series rookie campaign securing the most top-five (3) and top-10 (10) finishes and the best average finish of any rookie in his class. His best finish of second came at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Corning, California native, joined RCR in 2019 while looking to defend his NASCAR Xfinity Series title he won in 2018 with JR Motorsports after scoring two wins, seven top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. Reddick went on to secure six wins, five pole awards, and 24 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes en route to his second championship in 2019. With his back-to-back championships, Reddick became the first driver in any NASCAR national touring series to earn consecutive titles with two different teams.
Prior to competing full-time in the Xfinity Series, Reddick completed a partial run in the series for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017. During his limited season, Reddick found Victory Lane for the first time in the series at Kentucky Speedway, while also recording two pole awards, four top-five and six top-10 finishes in 18 starts.
In 2014, Reddick joined Brad Keselowski Racing for a partial run in the NASCAR Truck Series, collecting two pole awards, three top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. The 22-year-old driver competed full-time for the team during the 2015 and 2016 NCWTS seasons, securing three wins, one pole award, 22 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes. Reddick finished second in the championship point standings in 2015 and ninth in 2016.
Reddick first began racing at age four in Outlaw Karts before moving on to mini sprints, midgets, dirt late models and sprint cars. During that time, he became the youngest person to qualify on the pole for the World 100 at Eldora Speedway, as well as the youngest winner at the East Bay Winter Nationals and in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Randall Burnett will serve as the crew chief for Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 team for Richard Childress Racing in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Burnett joined Richard Childress Racing as a crew chief for the organization’s Xfinity Series program during the 2017 season and was crew chief for Reddick’s championship season in 2019.
In his four years at RCR, Burnett has led his team to six wins, six pole awards, 38 top-five, 65 top-10 finishes. He was also at the helm of RCR’s No. 2 team during their 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship season.
Burnett has been around racing all his life. Growing up in Fenton, Missouri, he often built and raced his own late models in local events. He later attended UNC Charlotte, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering before getting started in the racing industry.
Prior to joining RCR, Burnett served as a crew chief at JTG Daugherty Racing. During the 2016 season, he led the team to two top-five and nine top-10 finishes in his debut season as a crew chief in one of NASCAR’s national touring series.
Before JTG Daugherty Racing, Burnett spent 10 years with Chip Ganassi Racing. During his tenure there, he served in multiple positions including lead race engineer, 7-post analysis engineer, lead team engineer and data acquisition engineer.
While at Chip Ganassi Racing, Burnett helped lead Jamie McMurray’s team to wins at both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400. He also assisted in securing eight top-five and 17 top-10 finishes for then-rookie Kyle Larson in 2014.