Tyler Reddick and Jeb Burton Engage in Christmas Banter on Twitter

Published 12/27/2021, 2:08 AM EST
Jun 20, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) races alongside NASCAR Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick (8) during the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


On Christmas Day, many NASCAR drivers and personalities celebrated with family and friends. Even NASCAR got in on the action and found a new meaning to their acronym. A tweet read, “It’s an acronym, standing for ‘Never Ask Santa Claus About Rudolph‘”, referencing the popular reindeer with his iconic red nose. In response, drivers Tyler Reddick and Jeb Burton engaged in a bit of banter.

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Admittedly, Burton’s tweet could be interpreted a little morbidly, as he claimed that he ‘shot’ the reindeer. He also posted a photograph of himself posing next to a deer. Obviously, he meant that he had his photo taken and hadn’t literally shot the animal.

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Meanwhile, Reddick quipped that Rudoph got ejected for failing tech inspection three times. He had a fun time just messing around on social media and enjoying his Christmas holiday.

Tyler Reddick and Jeb Burton are looking forward to the 2022 campaign

After the Christmas and New Year break, Reddick will definitely hit the track hard. This is because of the Next Gen cars and the fact that everyone is still getting used to them. Earlier this month, NASCAR had conducted a test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Owing to that, the officials were able to determine the rules package for most of the tracks.

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HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Now, there are two more tests remaining, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Daytona International Speedway. Once those two tests are completed in January, the sport can decide the rules package for the remaining tracks. Notably, Burton will not get a chance to test out the packages, as he is competing in the Xfinity Series. So, it is only Tyler Reddick who will be concerned about this.

At Charlotte, the driver endured a mixed bag of a test session; he featured up and down the order, despite a few spins. At one point, he had an incident with Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon. Fortunately, the trio was able to limp back to the pits and continue their sessions.

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He will certainly hope for better sessions ahead.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author 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.

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