CONCORD, N.C. — Chip Ganassi Racing announced Friday that three-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner Tyler Reddick will graduate to the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2017, piloting the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in multiple races next year.
Reddick, 20, will share the car with 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson. Veteran XFINITY Series crew chief Mike Shiplett will continue to lead the No. 42 team.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 XFINITY Series team this coming year,” Reddick said. “It’ll definitely be a learning curve, but sharing the car with Kyle Larson will speed up my learning process. I feel very fortunate to be a part of a winning organization and without a doubt plan to win races as well. I would like to thank every single person that has put forward an effort to help elevate my career to this point.”
Reddick has competed in many forms of dirt and asphalt racing in his still young career. He was the youngest driver to qualify on the pole for the Eldora Speedway World 100, the youngest driver to win at the East Bay Winter Nationals and the youngest winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series history. He’s also the youngest driver ever to qualify for a feature race in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
Reddick won in his first career start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway in 2012 before stepping up to the Truck level on a part-time basis in 2013 and 2014. He has run full-time in the Trucks the past two seasons for Brad Keselowski Racing.
In 62 NCWTS starts, Reddick has three wins, three poles, 24 top-fives and 39 top-10s. He finished second in the series standings in 2015 and sits ninth in points this year on the strength of a win, seven top-fives and 11 top-10s.
“Tyler is one of those rare young talents that everyone here at Chip Ganassi Racing feels has a chance at the next level in NASCAR,” said team owner Chip Ganassi. “We feel that he can learn a lot being here with our team and getting to work with Kyle as they both have very similar racing backgrounds. I am looking forward to seeing him behind the wheel of one of our cars.”
CREDIT: Chip Ganassi Racing