Tyler Reddick is the driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. 2022 will mark Reddick’s third season in NASCAR’s top series under the direction of crew chief Randall Burnett.
Reddick made his first NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs run in 2021 after a career-best season with three top fives, 16 top 10s and one pole award. He won the pole award in the inaugural Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), his first Cup Series pole award. Reddick finished runner-up twice in 2021 (Homestead-Miami Speedway, Charlotte ROVAL) and finished fifth in the regular-season finale at Daytona, which punched his ticket to the Playoffs. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the first round of the Playoffs and ultimately finished 13th in the standings.
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. He finished 19th in the final standings.
Reddick joined RCR in 2019 while looking to defend his NASCAR Xfinity Series titled that he won in 2018 with JR Motorsports after scoring two wins, seven top fives and 20 top-10 finishes. He went on to secure six wins, five pole awards, 24 top-five finishes and 27 top 10s en route to his second Xfinity Series championship in 2019.
He became the first driver in any NASCAR national series to earn consecutive titles with two different teams. In 2018, along with winning the championship, Reddick won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, too. He became just the third driver in series history to win the title in his rookie season joining Chase Elliott (2014) and William Byron (2017).
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 Camping World 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.
In 2012, Reddick won in his first career start in the ARCA Menards Series East at Rockingham Speedway.
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.
Reddick is passionate about working out, working on cars, racing of all kinds and anything outdoors. Reddick and his girlfriend, Alexa De Leon, welcomed their first son, Beau, in January 2020 and reside in Mooresville, NC.
Randall Burnett is the crew chief for Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing team in the NASCAR Cup Series. 2022 marks the third season that Burnett will be atop the pit box for the team.
Burnett served as crew chief for Reddick and the No. 8 team in 2021, leading them to a post-season run and a career-best season with three top fives and 16 top 10s. Although they were eliminated in the first round of the Playoffs, they finished 13th in the final driver championship standings.
In 2020, he was named crew chief for Reddick in his rookie season and together they brought home three top fives and nine top 10s. They had a best finish of second at Texas Motor Speedway.
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 five years at RCR, Burnett has led his Cup teams to six top fives, 25 top 10s and one pole award.
During his three years on the Xfinity Series side of things at RCR, he led the team to six wins, 35 top fives, 56 top 10s and six pole awards. 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.