Reddick to Join Ganassi XFINITY Team

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ā€œIā€™m really thankful to my family, to Chip and all those guys for giving me the opportunity to be here.ā€ (Photo: Getty Images)

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Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Tyler Reddick will join its NASCAR XFINITY Series team for 2017, sharing the seat of the No. 42 Chevrolet with Kyle Larson.
 
Team Owner Chip Ganassi said Reddick will race in approximately 18-22 races in 2017 with veteran XFINITY Series crew chief Mike Shiplett calling the shots on pit road.
 
“It feels great. I really appreciate the opportunity that Chip’s given me,” Reddick said. “I’m really thankful to my family, to Chip and all those guys for giving me the opportunity to be here.”
 
“I’m looking forward to getting to work with Kyle again, (Jamie) McMurray and (Justin) Marks and Brennan Poole as well. Lot of good guys, lot of good people I’ll be able to take good information from. There’s gonna be a lot of learning the next couple of months.”
 
“Tyler is one of those rare young talents that everyone here at Chip Ganassi Racing feels has a chance at the next level in NASCAR,” Ganassi said. “We feel that he can learn a lot being here with our team and getting to work with Kyle as they both have very similar racing backgrounds.”
 
Ganassi said the hiring of Reddick was due in part to the recommendation of Larson.
 
“We met Tyler and the first thing I did was ask Kyle Larson about him. They raced together in California, and Larson lit up when I asked him about Reddick,” Ganassi said. “He had the right attitude and the right look in his eye and the right approach to what he wanted to do and how he was going to get there."
 
Reddick joined Brad Keselowski Racing at the start of the 2014 Camping World Truck Series season, scoring nine top-10 finishes during his rookie campaign. 2015 was a breakout year for Reddick, scoring his first career win in the season opener at Daytona before picking up another win at Dover and ultimately finishing second in the final standings. Reddick got another win in 2016 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway but failed to make the inaugural Camping World Truck Series Chase and is 9th in points prior to tonight’s truck series season finale.
 
“We are very happy for Tyler and I’m really proud of what he has accomplished,” Keselowski said. "When Tyler came to drive for us in 2014, he didn't have much racing experience on asphalt, and just one year later he was racing for a championship. He gave us our first Daytona win in 2015 and first victory on an intermediate track a few weeks ago in Las Vegas - both milestones for our company.”
 
In addition to Reddick and Larson, Ganassi said that Justin Marks will return to the team again in 2017 as well and that sponsorship announcements are forthcoming. 

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