Tyler Reddick To Enter Daytona 500 For RCR

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Tyler Reddick will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 in a car fielded by Richard Childress Racing. (HHP/Alan Marler photo)

WELCOME, N.C. – Tyler Reddick will attempt to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut for Richard Childress Racing during the Daytona 500 at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Feb. 17.

Reddick, the reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, made the announcement on Twitter Friday afternoon.

The 23-year-old California native confirmed he’ll drive the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Childress in an attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500. Additional details, including a sponsor, are expected to be announced next week.

Reddick earned two victories last year while driving for JR Motorsports during his rookie campaign in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He won the season opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway, besting teammate Elliott Sadler in the closest finish in modern NASCAR history.

He didn’t win again until the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but that victory proved to be incredibly important as he was one of the four championship eligible drivers in the season finale.

Reddick is scheduled to compete for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship again this year after departing JR Motorsports to join Richard Childress Racing.