Tyler Reddick Reveals Major Learnings from Kyle Larson in NASCAR Career Ahead of Homestead-Miami Race

Published 02/28/2021, 9:40 AM EST
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 07: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Tyler Reddick has emerged to become one of the drivers to watch out for following his rookie Cup season. Among the many entities in the NASCAR community, one person he openly appreciates help and advice from is Kyle Larson.

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The pair share an amicable relationship and have praised each other previously. Ahead of the Cup race at Homestead-Miami, Reddick opened up about what he learned from the Hendrick Motorsports No.5 early in his NASCAR career.

Reddick stated, “I’m actually excited to race with him there. The foundation of learning how to race came from those Outlaw karts, we did at the same tracks and about the same time together.”

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Kyle Larson was explaining things and walking me through it, said Reddick

“Kyle literally was a part of helping me figure out how to run the fence at Homestead. The time in that #42 car, we were prepping, we were in a position to run for the owners’ championship in Homestead.”

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 15: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet, walks through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Larson recently spoke glowingly about Reddick, and even mentioned that he sees himself in Reddick when the latter is driving. The Richard Childress Racing No.8, being the younger of the two, also revealed that Larson previously explained a few things to him.

Reddick continued, “So we were both in there running the fence, he was explaining things to me, walking me through it. And it came quickly once he kind of explained to me, ‘cause we’re of similar backgrounds.”

Larson and Reddick could find themselves battling each other at Homestead-Miami

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“But one thing that is important to mention is I learnt how to run the fence from him working at the Chevy simulator,” concluded Reddick.

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, climbs into his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Larson possesses a great record at this particular venue, having secured three stage wins during his time with Chip Ganassi Racing. Reddick, on the other hand, will compete in just his second Cup race at this location, after also racing in Saturday’s Xfinity race.

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Therefore, both drivers will target good finishes, and would want to make their way up the standings. But like always, they will look to display their mutual admiration, should a battle ensue between them on the track.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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