Two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, Tyler Reddick, is set to embark on his rookie NASCAR Cup Series season with Richard Childress Racing in the No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet in 2020. Reddick will once again partner with crew chief Randall Burnett.
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.
In 2012, Reddick made his ARCA Racing Series debut before winning during his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start at Rockingham Speedway. Rockingham would also serve as Reddick?s debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) in April 2013.
Reddick joined Brad Keselowski Racing for a partial season in 2014, 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 NGOTS 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 went on to compete for Chip Ganassi Racing with a partial Xfinity Series schedule in 2017, visiting Victory Lane for the first time in the series at Kentucky Speedway. He secured an additional two pole awards, four top-five and six top-10 finishes in 18 starts.
In 2018, Reddick joined JR Motorsports for a full Xfinity Series campaign. The season started off with Reddick winning in the closest margin of victory (0.0004 seconds) in NASCAR history at Daytona International Speedway. With a total of one win, six top-five and 19 top-10 finishes, he went on to qualify for the Xfinity Series Playoffs. Reddick closed out the season with a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway and claimed the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.
Joining RCR in 2019, Tyler Reddick piloted the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro under the guidance of crew chief Randall Burnett to six wins, five pole awards, 24 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes on his way to his second-consecutive Xfinity Series championship. Reddick is the first driver to win back-to-back championships in NASCAR with two different teams.
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Randall Burnett will serve as the crew chief for Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 team for Richard Childress Racing in the 2020 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 has since worked with a variety of drivers, including Austin Dillon, Paul Menard, Matt Tifft and Ben Kennedy.
In his three years at RCR, the crew chief has led his team to six pole awards, 35 top-five, 56 top-10 finishes and the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship
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.