@nascarcasm: Ranking Tyler Reddick’s top moments
By @nascarcasm | Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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It feels like it's Tyler Reddick's world and we're all passengers along for the fun, fun ride. So let's power-rank our 10 most memorable moments.
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No. 10: Tyler’s such a likable guy that his only persistent feud seems to be with Zoom. He’s had several technical difficulties with the software, but nothing topped the time his cat bum-rushed his media availability. The cat did not take questions. It’s a cat. They’re rude.
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No. 9: EPIC SPORTSMANSHIP. I’ll confess being one of the many who was at the Bristol Dirt Race, standing behind this throng of media as Chase Briscoe approached. Would we have a UFC-style throwdown?! We did not. Instead, a humble Reddick shook the hand of the driver that spun him out in the final turn, robbing him of what would've been his first career win. Again, epic sportsmanship. And I throw the remote when the Cubs lose.
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No. 8: It was at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2021. Yeah, William Byron won the race, but Tyler Reddick put on a show in the closing laps, charging through the field during the final green-flag stint. He would finish in the runner-up spot, but a few more laps and who knows?
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No. 7: This is not so much a specific moment so much as it is just a genuine appreciation for Tyler’s pre-NASCAR sense of style. He refers to it as his “Young Shaun White Phase” and we hope it makes a return one day. One love, mon.
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No. 6: How many Xfinity Series championships have you won, Tyler? Look on the side of the car. Tyler won his championships in back-to-back years, his second one in 2019 with Richard Childress Racing.
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No. 5: In what has gone down in history as the “Dixie Vodka 399” incident in 2020, Tyler Reddick let off the throttle when the Dixie Vodka 400 was over and started thanking his team over the radio. The problem was, the race wasn’t over – there was one lap left. He was able to maintain his position and finish in fourth place after his crew chief and/or spotter informed him “WE AIN’T DONE, BRO.” To be fair, this happened during 2020, when we all frequently lost track of what day of the week it was.
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No. 4: Tyler Reddick won his first Xfinity Series championship in 2018 with JR Motorsports. The best part of the celebration was when they put the championship flag in the car, and in the process of doing burnouts, it got stuck under the wheel and ripped clean off. Tyler stopped the car and got out, expecting to wave the flag. When he realized that there was no flag and just a pole, it was one of those delightfully awkward moments. Just Tyler Reddick and the championship stick.
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No. 3 There’s nothing quite like your first win, especially when you manage to hold off the top road-course racer in the Cup Series. Tyler held off Chase Elliott at Road America to nab his first career Cup Series victory. Dude was so happy he forgot to put his car in gear before celebrating. In my opinion, he should have just stood on top of the car and surfed it all the way around the track.
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No. 2: Tyler and Denny Hamlin shocked the world in summer 2022 when it was announced that Reddick would be joining 23XI Racing in 2024. When an owner thinks so highly of your ability that he wants you 18 months from now, that’s a testament to your skill and potential. We were not expecting this — not the announcement nor that Tyler would finally be on a Zoom call that didn’t get screwed up by a cat.
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No. 1: Of course, you knew this would be No. 1. Not only was it a huge win for Tyler at the Indy Road Course this year, but we got to witness this incredible moment between father and son. Beau Reddick rules. Looks just like his dad -- both his face and his height.