Tyler Reddick Is “Really Impressed” by the Team Michael Jordan Made, as He Joins Another Toyota Team for the 2023 Season

Published 01/24/2023, 4:00 AM EST
BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: Tyler Reddick (#8 Richard Childress Racing Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevrolet) smiles for fans during the running of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Bass Pro Shops Night Race on September 17, 2022 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

2023 was always going to be a big season for 23XI Racing. With Tyler Reddick coming in, the team had a lot of moving parts to take care of. Similarly, even for Reddick, it’s going to be a season where he will hope to finally replicate the performances from the Xfinity Series in the Cup Series.

As he continues on his journey in the competition, he will be running a select few races in Xfinity. NBCSports reported that Sam Hunt Racing has signed Reddick, but his schedule has not yet been made public.

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“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to run some races in the Xfinity Series with Sam Hunt Racing. This is a big year for their team as they move to full-time racing with two cars, and I’m excited to be a part of helping them grow. This is also another great chance to get in a few more races with Team Toyota,” he said in his statement.

“As I’ve been preparing for my first season with 23XI Racing in the Cup Series, I’ve been really impressed at the resources provided by Toyota, so I know we’ll show up to the track with a chance to win.”

Joining another Toyota team is going to be beneficial for all parties—23XI Racing, Sam Hunt Racing, and Reddick. Hopefully, the driver can grab wins in both competitions.

Tyler Reddick & the Xfinity Series—A love story

Reddick made his debut in the Xfinity Series in 2017 and has since taken part in every season of the competition. However, the peculiar thing about his participation is that he has only competed for 2 full seasons. In both those seasons—2018 and 2019—he ended up winning the trophy.

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JULY 31: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 3CHI Chevrolet, celebrates by spraying champagne in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 31, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Winning the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports (2018) and for Richard Childress Racing (2019) earned him a full-time seat at the high table, i.e., the Cup Series.

Currently, NASCAR rules stop Reddick from having greater involvement in the competition. As per the rules, since Reddick will be running his fourth full season in the Cup Series, he can only run a maximum of five races in Xfinity. The rules also stop Reddick from taking part in the final 8 races of the Xfinity season.

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Neither Sam Hunt Racing nor Reddick’s team has elaborated on his schedule but he will be making his debut for the team in the Production Alliance Group 300. Fans of the competition will be glad to see him back.

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Abhay Tyagi

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Abhay Tyagi is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Although he has completed his undergrad in Law and Management, he has always been eager to venture into the exciting field of sports journalism. With a special affinity for Engineering and Speed, Abhay has always found the world of Formula 1 quite exhilarating.

Edited By: Nischal Kandpal

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