Richard Childress Racing will welcome current championship contender Tyler Reddick to its 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series program. The Corning, California native is a two-time winner in the series and holds the closest margin of victory (0.0004 seconds) in NASCAR history with his 2018 win at Daytona International Speedway.
Reddick, who began racing at age four, built his skills on the dirt track and competed in everything from mini sprints and midget cars to dirt late models and sprint cars. The 22-year-old driver made the jump to asphalt racing in 2012, during which he competed in the ARCA Racing Series and won his debut race in the NASAR K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway.
From 2013 through 2016, Reddick competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. During his tenure in the series, he secured three wins, three pole awards, 25 top-five and 40 top-10 finishes. Reddick made the jump to the Xfinity Series in 2017, running a partial schedule that year before returning for a full season in 2018. He has made trips to Victory Lane during both of his Xfinity Series seasons and is currently third in the Xfinity Series Playoff Standings.
"Tyler has had a lot of success so far in his racing career, and we intend on continuing that success with him in 2019," said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. "I’m confident that he will do a great job representing RCR on and off the track. Tyler is a talented driver who’s not afraid to go after wins, and I look forward to seeing that drive to win on the track with us next season."
"I’m really looking forward to joining RCR in 2019," said Reddick. "RCR has had a stout Xfinity program throughout the years with a lot of talented team members and resources available to its drivers. I want to thank JR Motorsports for what they’ve done this past year to help me advance my career and skills behind the wheel. Ultimately, my goal is to race on Sundays and I feel that by joining RCR, I can continue to race up front in the Xfinity Series while also learning from one of the top Cup programs in the garage."
Additional information on Reddick’s crew chief, sponsorship and car number will be announced at a later date.