Team owner Richard Childress has always had absolute faith in Tyler Reddick who won his first Cup Series race on Sunday at Road America.
Tyler Reddick signed to Richard Childress Racing in a championship winning Xfinity Series season in 2019.
Richard Childress was a key factor in Reddick victory as he outran Chase Elliott for the checkered flag at Road America.
Childress was urging Tyler Reddick to stay smooth in pursuit of Chase Elliott on the team radio.
“Tell him don’t burn his stuff up. Just keep him real close. … Let him burn *his* stuff up.” – said team owner Richard Childress
Team owner Richard Childress on the No. 8 radio of Reddick: "Tell him don't burn his stuff up. Just keep him real close. … Let him burn *his* stuff up." #NASCAR
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Defeating Chase Elliott on a road course was a major statement for RCR and it shows what the team is capable of.
“When you beat Chase Elliott, you beat one of the best, and the Hendrick guys, hats off to them, they’ve got their four cars in, we’ve got one of ours,” Childress said looking over to his crew chief. “We’ve got one more to try to get in. So we’re going to be a contender for the championship, right?”
“I’ve watched Tyler since he was running the trucks,” Childress added. “He struggled a little bit there, but he was always driving the trucks to their limit. Then, when he got in the Xfinity (Series) at JR Motorsports, he was the same.
Tyler Reddick is now the 13th different winner in a total of seventeen NASCAR Cup Series races this season.