The growth and evaluation of Tyler Reddick was a fully-featured driver on Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. And now, he is a champion.
Reddick won a NASCAR Xfinity Series flag for JR Motorsports to win Ford EcoBoost 300, a & # 39; finishing the year after it's to open its & # 39; first time in his first full-time campaign in the series. Reddick, aged 22, has an impact on Competition 4 a & # 39; Supporting Christian Bell, Cole Custer and Daniel Hemric to reach the pinnacle series.
"We had to go over a lot," said Reddick after leaving his car. "This year was about learning. It was a year up and down with everything we needed to do, we needed to play in the playoffs, and he We have a prize with a concert. We can hang the ad on that.
"I know that people say we were not consistent, but we got that when it was counted most."
ACCOUNTS: Race results
Reddick opened a 2018 season with a bang, and won his second Xfinity Series race at the Daytona International Speedway season opening ceremony to play his first Xoff Series Playoffs and seals. It's the official edge – 0.000 seconds – the closest in the history of NASCAR national lines.
But the driver was struggling to find out the path after her; that base. He did so deeply in the playoffs for the Number 9 team to run for his & # 39; win in the late when they grew dramatically because of their & Reddick's first year with the team.
On Saturday under the light, everything came together. Reddick was 44 laps, the third highest in the race, but went to manage the strength of a strategy; was excavated early in the final border.
He passed Bell for P1 on Lap 164, and then removed Custer hard – which was over the opening of the 93 loop – by riding the river on a recognized path to & # 39; rewarding those who can go to # 39; running a terminal successfully.
CREATING: Custer plants have a & # 39; stop to the end
"I knew to come here if we're just doing it to Homestead, this is a great place for me, it's giving me my attack," said Reddick. "We talked to the wall, but the car kept in one piece long enough to reach me."
The JR Motorsports driver was silent on radio after going to a & # 39; checkered banner, which affects its & # 39; win and allow the leader of crew Dave Elenz and others to keep the increase.
It was a moment of reflection on the driver, who repeatedly told him that he made too many mistakes this year.
As a result of a seven-race summer series, there was only one top-1o and four final of 25 or worse and it out of its competition, but the driver and the team both a & # 39; Correcting the vessel in a timetable for taking the title forward.
MATTERS: The youth praises Reddick
"It's just a good time," said Reddick in Lane Lane when the title began to fall. "This is not the year we won the best year-round. We wanted to fight really, very hard. I made a lot of mistakes. 39: minds of growth. These men did not give me over. "
The second ongoing campaign for co-owner of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who runs JR Motorsports along with his sister, Kelley. William Byron won the series title in 2017 in the same Chevrolet Number 9. Chase Elliott won the company's first title in 2014, also in No. 9.
Reddick got three vocational careers at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Brad Keselowski Races now in danger of 2014-16, finishing second in the center in 2015 before making the jump to the Xfinity Series. It will make the change from JR Motorsports to the Richard Childress Racing Xfinity Series program in 2019.
"We dug deep when he was getting the most out of it, and we got out," said Reddick. "We had to run well and we were consistent and we got Homestead. I knew what we got here, we had a good look to get to & # 39; war. "