Tyler Reddick Joins JR Motorsports
The 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series driver line-up at JR Motorsports is set as the organization announced on Thursday that they have signed Tyler Reddick to a multi-year agreement.
“Tyler is a very talented racecar driver and someone we’ve enjoyed watching over the years,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “We’ve seen him make a lot of strides in the short time he’s been in the Xfinity Series. He’s a strong complement to our driver lineup next season, and we’re confident that with consistent seat time he’ll find additional success at this level.”
The 21-year-old made waves in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, placing second in the 2015 standings. He spent this past year competing part-time in the XFINITY Series for Chip Ganassi Racing, scoring one top-five and three top-10’s in 14 races.
“This is an amazing opportunity for me,” Reddick said. “Having the chance to race full-time with an organization like JR Motorsports is something I’ve worked toward my entire life. It’s a thrill to be joining such an accomplished group of teammates in going after a championship next year.”
Reddick will replace William Byron, as Byron moves up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Hendrick Motorsports next season. The rest of JR Motorsports’ current line-up – Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Elliott Sadler – will remain in tact for 2018.
Specific details surrounding sponsors, crew chief and car number for Reddick will be revealed at a later date.
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