Tyler Reddick expects the non-playoff driver winning trend to continue at Texas

Find out what Tyler Reddick had to say about the surprising wins of non-playoff entrants in the first round of post-season races.

Tyler Reddick
Tyler Reddick

The NASCAR cup series teams will hit the Texas Motor Speedway for the start of Round 12. The trend of non-playoff drivers stealing the race wins is expected to continue. Texas is the only track where the playoff grid could hope for a favorable result. The other two races of the rounds are held in Talladega and ROVAL, where uncertainty is a big factor.

The non-playoff drivers Erik Jones, Bubba Wallace, and Chris Brusher won three races in the Round of 16. The unprecedented wins cost two former champions and RCR their championship hopes. Veteran Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick alongside the RCR duo of Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon were eliminated from the playoff.

Tyler Reddick was tipped to get into the season finale, but he failed to match the intensity shown by non-playoff drivers.  The No:8 RCR driver has now come forward to express his thoughts on how the non-playoff drivers are frequently winning races in the post-season.

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Find out what Tyler Reddick said

Tyler Reddick
Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick pointed out that racing demands perfect execution from the drivers. He added that he always thought the playoff grid will up their game to a different level. He said that it didn’t happen as the non-playoff entrants were trying to show that they deserve to stay where they were at in their respective organizations.

This Next-Gen car has shown that you have to execute all race long. It always seemed like the Playoff drivers and teams get locked in this time of year and they can just take it to a different level and really make things happen. This is a new car, so we’re all trying to squeeze out every last detail. I think drivers and teams that aren’t in the Playoffs are trying to show they deserve to stay where they’re at in their respective organizations,” Tyler Reddick said.

Tyler Reddick pointed out that it’s really difficult to be perfect all race long. He added that he is not surprised by the number of different winners so far this season. He acknowledged that he expected things to get back to the trend that always had been in the cup series. He suggested that yet another non-playoff driver might win at Texas.

You have to be perfect all race long and that’s truly a difficult thing, especially at a track like Bristol. I’m not surprised by so many different winners but I thought by this time of year it would be trending back in the direction that it always has been. I certainly think Texas could be another race where we have a non-playoff driver win,” Tyler Reddick added.

Tyler Reddick, talking about his Texas outing said, “We’re working on ways to get around those issues and see what we can find and what we can make better. Our car had speed so we just have to figure out a way to make it through that part of the racetrack,”.

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