Tyler Reddick who competes as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver in the No.8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing and as a part-time racer in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driving the No.48 Chevrolet Camaro for Big Machine Racing seems to be pretty upset with no victory this Cup Series so far and he looks forward to changing that in the upcoming Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway this weekend and he was also asked about his opinions on racing at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
With 2022 being Tyler Reddick’s fourth year with Richard Childress Racing from 2019, he also drove the No.62 Chevrolet Camaro for Beard Motorsports back in 2019 and has so far achieved thirty top 10s and a pole in over 90 races and he has acquired six top 10s and one top 15 and he looks forward to the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after already having run their once and disqualifying in the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 and he also has two consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series Championships to his name.
“The aggressive pack racing that we had just really drains you mentally,” Tyler Reddick talks about the toll racing at Atlanta takes on the drivers
Tyler Reddick is anticipating a better run at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the coming weeks after losing a tire and not finishing the race the last time he was there he also thought that he was running well until eventually the disastrous thing occurred to him and he is really eager to know what changes have been made to the track from the last time he was there and that it will be intriguing to know what they’ve done to the track to make racing enjoyable.
“That one is an interesting one in my opinion because it’s a speedway type race. I thought we were actually pretty good when we were there the last time. We had the tire go that really took us out of that race. but it will be interesting to see from the first time we were there what improvements have been made. So, it will be interesting to see how some of those details to the track have been changed and hopefully improved,” said Tyler Reddick.
He further added by talking about how physically stressful the race at Atlanta was because they were too quick through the corners and they had to speed up on the straightaways too to not lose the position and that he had felt a lot of mental stress too, and when returning there to race in the coming days, he is sure that it will be more exhausting to race which will only make it difficult to race.
“Physically it was too. We are zipping around a mile-and-a-half at really high speeds because the corners were so long and the aggressive pack racing that we had just really drains you mentally. After that race, I felt like I was surprised physically by the toll that it had. Normally at speedways, it’s purely a mental drain, but it seemed like at Atlanta it was a little bit of both and that was surprising. When we go back and it’s even hotter, there is going to be more of that,” concluded Tyler Reddick.
With Tyler Reddick standing 14th in the Cup Series standings this season, he is looking for that one win that will secure him a playoffs spot and he has hopes high with Nashville.