Coming so close to his first career NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) win on several different occasions, Tyler Reddick was finally able to accomplish that feat after powering his No. 8 3CHI Camaro ZL1 to victory lane in the Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America at Road America. The 26-year-old California native became the 13th different winner of 2022 in NASCAR’s premier series and the most recent driver to secure a Playoff berth.
The No. 8 3CHI Camaro ZL1 team showcased their speed throughout the weekend, taking the green flap from the fourth-starting position. Pit strategy from atop the box; a strong performance on pit road; and smart driving behind the wheel put the No. 8 3CHI Camaro ZL1 in position to start the race’s final stage on the front row. Consistently cutting down the gap between him and then race leader Chase Elliott in the closing laps, Reddick was able to make the winning pass on lap 47 and leading the final 16 laps en route to the checkered flag and the monumental win. It was not only a special moment in Reddick’s career, but also for Richard Childress Racing’s Randall Burnett, who is now a winning crew chief in the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time.
“Randall (Burnett, Crew Chief) has been working at this for a very long time and he’s always believed in me,” said Reddick. “Everyone on this team at Richard Childress Racing has believed in me. I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way; but man, this year has been one step, one mistake away from greatness all year long. We finally did it today. It feels good.”
Reddick’s victory at the 14-turn, 4.048-mile Wisconsin circuit kept the road course win streak alive for the bowtie brand. Chevrolet leaves Road America with nine-consecutive road course victories.. a feat that dates back to Chase Elliott’s victory at Circuit of The Americas in May 2021. The Camaro ZL1 has also hit a double-digit win count for 2022, with Chevrolet sitting at a manufacturer-leading 10 wins in 18 points-paying races. Reddick is now the seventh different Chevrolet driver to have recorded a win and a Playoff berth with just eight races left in the NCS regular season.
Reddick’s win was celebrated by a strong bowtie brigade right behind him, with Chevrolet drivers performing a sweep of the top-five finishing positions. A notable road course favorite, Chase Elliott scored top-10 finishes and Playoff points in both stages, going on to lead a race-high 36 laps to take the checkered flag in the runner-up position for his 12th top-10 finish of 2022. Reigning NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson drove his No. 5 HendrickCars.com Camaro ZL1 to a third-place finish, giving Larson his eighth top-five finish of 2022. Trackhouse Racing, who won the first two road course races of the season, continued to show their strength in road course-style racing. Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez drove their Chevrolet-powered machines to fourth and fifth-place finishes, respectively, to round out the Team Chevy top-five sweep.
The NASCAR Cup Series season continues next Sunday, July 10, at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage can be found on USA Network, the NBCSports Gold App, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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