Richard Childress Racing announced that they will promote Tyler Reddick to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020.
Reddick will pilot the No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, replacing Daniel Hemric.
“I’m beyond grateful to everyone at Richard Childress Racing for their support throughout this entire year and continued support into next year,” Reddick said in a team release.
“It means a lot to me that Richard, his team, and Caterpillar believe in my ability to represent them both on and off the racetrack. My goal was always to get to race on Sundays, and I’m so excited to achieve that next year with RCR, ECR and Caterpillar. I’m excited to take this next step in my career with their support.”
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In 2018, Reddick won the Xfinity Series championship with JR Motorsports. He joined RCR to drive the No. 2 in the Xfinity Series this season and is currently in playoffs after scoring five wins in the regular season.
“I’ve still got a lot of work to do this year with my No. 2 team to bring home the Xfinity Series Championship,” Reddick said. “I can’t think of a better way to end RCR’s 50th celebration and kick off next year than by capturing that trophy.”
This season, Reddick also made two Cup Series starts for RCR and scored a ninth-place finish at Kansas Speedway.
Caterpillar will enter its 12th year of partnership with RCR to serve as the primary partner of the No. 8 in 2020. Additional partnership information and team information for the No. 8 will be made at a later date.