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NASCAR Cup Series: Is Tyler Reddick hitting his stride after Talladega win?

Tyler Reddick scored a chaotic victory in last week’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

After leader Michael McDowell attempted to move to the inside lane on the final stretch, he lost control and was thrown out, which was followed by Reddick passing two cars for an epic victory.

Could this be a taste of what’s to come for Reddick?

On the latest edition of “Kevin Harvick’s Happy Hour,” host Kevin Harvick discussed Reddick’s recent success.

“He knows he should win; he knows he has the speed to win; he knows he’s had a few chances to be in a position to win this year, and they didn’t win. And this time , they are in position to win. position to win and win a race that they probably didn’t think they would win until 100-200 meters from the finish, you could feel the emotion of Tyler Reddick and the relief of putting this car in. victory lane,” Harvick. said about Reddick’s victory. “I love it. I love the fire, the passion and the enthusiasm…he drives and acts like he expects to win every week.

“And that pressure that comes with it is hard to deal with until you’re in the middle of it, and when you’re in the middle of it and you win, it’s a huge relief.”

After winning at Talladega, Reddick is now fifth in total points (316) in the NASCAR Cup Series this season, with four top 5s and seven top 10s.

Kevin Harvick on Tyler Reddick’s victory and Michael Jordan’s presence at Talladega

Kevin Harvick on Tyler Reddick's victory and Michael Jordan's presence at Talladega

Reddick, 28, has six career Cup Series victories to his credit. He is one of two drivers (Bubba Wallace is the other) who race for 23XI Racing, which is co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and current driver Denny Hamlin. Retired NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was previously a member of 23XI Racing. The team was founded in 2020.

Next up for Reddick & Co. is the Wurth 400 at Dover Motor Speedway next Sunday (2 p.m. ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app).

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