NASCARTyler Reddick confirms he’s returning to RCR for 2021

Tyler Reddick confirms he’s returning to RCR for 2021

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

With all of the silly season rumors starting to fly around regarding the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season – Tyler Reddick can be removed from those.

The rookie of the year contender and driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing confirmed in a teleconference on Friday that he will be returning to RCR next season.

“I’m glad I know where I’m going to be next year. I’m going to be with RCR,” said Reddick. “So, I’m not necessarily allowing the pressure to come off by any means. We still want to make the Playoffs, we still want to run really good this year. We want to beat the other drivers that are competing for Rookie of the Year. So, it’s not going to take away my aggression any, knowing that for the first time in a while I guess, in my racing career, knowing that I’m going to be in the same place is nice.”

In 20 NASCAR Cup Series races this season, Reddick has two top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He currently sits 15th in the driver points standings heading into this weekends double header at Michigan International Speedway.

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography / NKP

Sarah Handy
Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah is a 2021 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog but without much success, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also the Director of Marketing for NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends.


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