MOORESVILLE, N.C. – JR Motorsports announced Thursday that Tyler Reddick will join the team’s NASCAR XFINITY Series program in a multi-year agreement, beginning next year.
The 21-year-old Corning, Calif. will pilot JRM’s fourth full-time entry and pursue the XFINITY championship next season.
Reddick joins teammates Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Elliott Sadler next season, replacing the departing William Byron. He is a three-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and finished a career-best second in points during the 2015 season.
His journey to NASCAR began with an impressive five-year stint in the dirt late model ranks, and Reddick followed up with a transition into ARCA and NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition, winning in his K&N East debut at Rockingham Speedway in 2012.
“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.”
Reddick currently competes part-time in the XFINITY Series with Chip Ganassi Racing, having driven the No. 42 Chevrolet to one top-five and three top-10 finishes in 14 starts this season.
“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.”
Additional details specific to sponsorship, crew-chief duties and car number for Reddick and the team will be announced at a later date.
In addition to Sadler, Annett, Allgaier and Reddick, JRM will also field a fifth entry in a handful of events.
CREDIT: JR Motorsports