With New Contract, Tyler Reddick Remaining Focused on 2015by Kyle Pokrefky November 6, 2015 0 comments
With his contract officially confirmed with Brad Keselowski Racing for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Tyler Reddick is racing with peace of mind entering the final three races of the 2015 season.
The driver of the No. 19 Stoney Creek Records Ford enters tonight’s race at Texas Motor Speedway third in the drivers standings – 13 points behind leader Erik Jones – and is prepared to enter battle for his third victory of the season.
For the dirt track racer turned NASCAR championship contender, the fact that he knows where he’ll be racing next season does provide him with security, yet he remains focused on the task at hand for the next three weeks.
“It’s nice to know where I’m going to be for next year,” Reddick said at Texas on Thursday. “Obviously, this year is still the main focus. This year is important.
“Next year is still next year, it’s not here yet. I want to do everything I can to win the championship for the team, for sure.”
After going through a rough patch during the summer months, Reddick believes that he and the No. 19 team have hit their stride again and have returned to their early season form.
Reddick opened the first 14 races of the season with 14 straight top-13 finishes with victories coming at Daytona International Speedway and Dover International Speedway.
A 19th-place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park derailed the momentum of the No. 19 group as the team fell out of the points lead to third in the standings.
While the team rebounded with a runner-up finish at Chicagoland Speedway, a 15th-place run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway set the team back again. However, in the last three races, the team has recorded finishes of seventh, fifth and fifth.
“I feel like here the last couple races we’ve gotten back to where we needed to be,” Reddick said. “We hit a rough patch there over the summer that we really didn’t need. It was going to happen some time and it was all about how we bounced back from that.
“I think we did a pretty good job with that. We’re right there and it’s coming down to these last few races. It’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top – it’s anyone’s guess.”
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