“Richard Childress Team Will Gain a Lot from Austin Dillon’s Win”: Tyler Reddick

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July 20, 2020 9:38 pm

On Sunday night, Austin Dillon stormed to victory at the Texas Motor Speedway. To make matters even better, he led teammate Tyler Reddick to secure a 1-2 finish. Recently, Reddick spoke to Fox NASCAR about the win and the team’s issues in the buildup to the race.

He told Fox’s Bob Pockrass, “The odds are kinda stacked against you at the end of the day. Austin and I, we really had some good pace in our car and we had track position. That is the name of the game at race tracks like this”

Speaking about what the win does for Richard Childress Racing, he said, “Hopefully push in the right direction, we’ve been looking for validation for a long time. What’s the right way to go. Today we saw the capabilities of both of these cars once we got out Chevrolets into better track position and clean air.”

He acknowledged that the win and 1-2 finish would be a massive confidence boost. Reddick disclosed that everyone back at the factory worked very hard to produce fast race cars. Now, Reddick has admitted that he is looking forward to the next race at Kansas.

What else did Tyler Reddick say?

The delighted American crowed that the team could not have asked for anything more than this triumph in Texas. He also acknowledged that teammate Austin Dillon deserved it as he was far more experienced. Reddick aslo confessed that he had not started on the front row for a long time.

This triumph is Dillon’s third career win and his first since Daytona at the start of the 2018 season. In addition to that, the Richard Childress Racing team recorded their first 1-2 since Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton at Talladega in 2011.

Speaking to NASCAR after the race, he said, “Tyler Reddick, he raced me clean. 1-2 for RCR. This has been coming. We’ve had good cars all year. I’ve got my baby Ace back home and my wife and I love them so much. I’m just so happy. Thank God. To tell you the truth, it means a whole lot [to be in the Playoffs] for the family, for all our of partners.”

Dhruv George

Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino. He has been an ardent follower of motorsports sport since 2001, holding Carlos Sainz Jr. and McLaren in high regard.

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