NASCAR will hit the Road America for the Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America, the 4-miles road course race, this Sunday. The race will be one of the most significant races coming ahead of the 2022 payoff as the battle for the limited playoff spots left had already commenced among the winless drivers, with the car and potential to win races. The fans will surely expect to see some fireworks at the track on US Independence Day.
Tyler Reddick is among the wiles drivers who have a legitimate shot at the playoff spot deciding to win this season and he will be hoping to do just that in the coming race at Road America in his No:8 Richard Childress Racing Chevy Camaro ZL1 alongside his teammate Austin Dillon. With an Xfinity series P3 finish at the track and a P8, last time around he will be going all-in for the win.
Tyler Reddick is among the most accomplished and skillful dirt track racers in the cup series alongside the likes of Kyle Larson and Chase Briscoe, who actually destroyed the No:8 winning shot at the Bristol dirt race earlier this season by slamming into him in the final lap. This along with limited experience in the road course races growing up it’s an anomaly that his first Cup Series came pole in COTA. This has shown how much he has grown in the road course races as he in his interview prior to the coming race opened his thoughts on his growing love for it.
Find out what Tyler Reddick said
Tyler Reddick acknowledged that he has grown a fondness for road course racing nowadays though he has grown up with limited exposure to it. He pointed out that the efforts he has put in so far with the aim to make his runs better at Road Courses have definitely been growing his liking for such events. He added that Road America is one of his favorite track he is looking forward to racing in and suggested that the corners of the track are not that hard to memorize.
“I’ve grown very fond of road course racing which was something I didn’t do a lot growing up. With the time that I’ve put into getting better at it, I found rather quickly that it has become one of my favorite types of racetracks that we have on the schedule. It’s never a problem to memorize all those corners. Road America is one of my favorite tracks and I’m looking forward to it,” Tyler Reddick said.
Tyler Reddick went on to say that the mentality of trying to make up for the possible mishaps or mess-ups that might happen in any laps will surely land the drivers in trouble. He pointed out that someone who messed up on turn 1 and try to make up for it in turn 3 can have serious wrecking risks at turn 5 or the Canadian corner. Tyler Reddick acknowledged that Road America is one that tracks that are narrow and unforgiving.
“If you miss one you mess up the whole lap. The mentality of trying to make it up is how you get into trouble. If you miss Turn 1 and try to make it up in Turn 3, you make it even worse, and then you might even crash in Turn 5 or Canada Corner if you use that oval mentality of trying to make it up in the next corner. A place like Road America is a narrow, unforgiving racetrack so it doesn’t work there,” Tyler Reddick added.