To Bob Pocclas
FOX Sports NASCAR Writer
Loudon, New Hampshire — Tyler Redick As a Richard Childress Racing driver, the next 16 months will be a nuisance. Signed a race contract for 23XI Racing From 2024.
His teammate Austin Dillon wondered how annoying it was for everyone.
“If you’ve ever worked with Tyler Redick, it’s always annoying,” Dillon said. “So that’s not new. Tyler is a good guy, I and he have a good relationship. He’s just different.”
Tyler Reddick Austin Dillon Leaves RCR
Austin Dillon says he has a good relationship with Tyler Reddick and has not discussed the RCR that he wants to change Reddick’s car in 2023.
Dillon said he congratulated Redick on his new deal, but the failure of the decision dominated a conversation in the NASCAR garage at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend.
RCR had already selected the option for Reddick in 2023, but did not sign a new contract with him as he worked to find a sponsor who was willing to fix Reddick for the next few years. Reddick is considered one of the top young drivers as a two-time Xfinity champion, a matter of experience before competing for the title of the cup and secures his future when a long-term contract is not offered. To him who chose to take the offer of 23XI Racing to.
The spillover effect of the decision is endless.
“After racing, it will be more difficult at first than it really is,” Kevin Harvic said. “For now, the difficulty is answering all the questions and overcoming that aspect.”
Reddick’s Kevin Harvick leaving RCR
Based on his previous experience under similar circumstances, Kevin Harvic provides his thoughts on what Tyler Redick will deal with over the next 16 months.
Harvic can be associated with Red Dick. Later in the 2012 season, he told RCR that 2013 would be his last year on the team before moving to Stewart-Haas Racing. He won four times the following year after news was reported over the weekend, but he almost lost his vehicle when he made a momentary derogatory comment about Dillon, the grandson of Childdress.
“In such situations, due to the fact that your reputation for being able to move away from such things from the business side is important, you probably work almost hard to make it as good as possible. Work, “Harvic said.
The most obvious question is if there is a way for RCR and Reddick to break up after this season. It takes a lot of work to get it done, and the bigger question is whether it’s worth it if a Reddick caliber driver isn’t readily available. Yes, there are some injured ego, but Reddick gives the team a chance to win and play off.
The team’s finish in the final ranking will determine revenue over the next three years under NASCAR’s current payment plans. Therefore, it makes wise business sense to finish as high as possible.
Childdress wasn’t in New Hampshire, but neither Reddick nor 23XI Racing co-owner Denny Hamlin said they had talked about moving Reddick to 23XI Racing a year earlier.
Redick said he wasn’t asked to see if there was a team that could take him next year.
“I wasn’t thinking about it,” Reddick said. “I’m going to be here and do what I do every weekend for this team …. I’m going to finish everything I’ve agreed to do at RCR.”
Tyler Redick may leave RCR at the end of 2022
Tyler Redick says he has never talked to anyone in the RCR about the possibility of him leaving after this season.
Dillon also said he had never heard of the story.
“From our point of view, we need to see it as a business decision about everything we do,” Dillon said.
Anyway, the organization already has drivers in Kurt Busch and Baba Wallace, so there is no room in 23XI in 2023. With the announcement, Bush appeared likely to retire after the two-year contract expired in 2023. Bush talked about the possibility of retirement before this season and chose a two-year contract at 23XI. He said this would not change his timeline for that decision.
“It’s a question of what the right option is,” Bush said. “And when all the signs point to this or that, the great thing I have now is a lot of respect from the racing team … they all have seats as long as I want. I’m saying.
“It’s very valuable to me. It wants to make me smile, race harder and work harder, so there are still many options we are looking at.”
If Bush chooses to continue driving, Wallace’s spot will be safe for at least another two years, so 23XI Racing will have to buy a charter.
Kurt Busch: Reddick’s signature doesn’t change the timeline
Kurt Busch states that 23XI Racing, which signed Tyler Reddick in 2024, will not change his timeline in deciding whether to retire after the 2023 season.
The spillover exceeds RCR and 23XI because Reddick is not on the market. This means that the demand for other drivers, who are now free agents, may be increasing as the team is no longer worried about needing money in the hope of signing the Reddick. increase. Kyle Busch has not yet signed a contract with Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs Racing is trying to find a sponsor to replace M & M.
“It doesn’t matter how fast or slow it is. I still feel like I have a seat until someone announces that they are driving 18 cars,” Bush said. rice field.
Bush confirmed that discussions with other teams were active.
“Anything is possible,” he said. “There are different kinds of things you can play. It’s just a matter of what you do.”
Joe Gibbs has shown that the team is working on signing Bush.
“We are really working hard to get things done, and it’s difficult,” Gibbs said. “We have to do a lot to get things going, and we’re working as hard as we can. We’re chasing it in many different directions.”
Kyle Busch’s future plans
Kyle Busch says he feels there is a seat until someone else is announced to drive Joe Gibbs Racing’s Car 18.
It may also mean that the team will review Eric Jones again. He said he was about to sign a contract to stay at Petty GMS Racing. Petty GMS has already announced that Jones’ teammate Tydiron will not return. Noah Gragson is considered a prime candidate for that vehicle.
These decisions tend to be consistent with sponsorship, which is the time when sponsorship is renewed. That’s probably difficult for RCR.
“Obviously, the current team is in a difficult situation, probably because of the fact that they didn’t achieve most of their sponsorship. [the Reddick announcement] “Usually that happens in August, September and November, which is probably the most difficult part for the team,” Harvic said.
At this point, drivers may be nervous about their future, but Reddick is just wondering what will happen.
“He was really determined that I and he would go out there, push the rest of the time together, win the race and return to the RCR,” Dillon said.
“And that’s the main thing I focused on. Every man and woman who returned to the store with all the hard work focused on winning the championship in both of these. I’m trying to confirm the car. “
Denny Hamlin who adopted Tyler Redick in ’24
Denny Hamlin says Tyler Reddick’s decision to participate in 23XI Racing in 2024 gives the organization a sense of legitimacy.
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The idea was out in the mouth
There was a suggestion not to limit the number of playoff spots if there are 16 or more winners during the regular season, as there may be more winners than this season’s playoff spots.
In the first round, it is believed that the number of drivers needed to reach 12 can be eliminated. If there are 18 winners, 6 will be eliminated in the first round.
That’s not a scary idea, but the drama that the victors may not play off actually adds some interest to the regular season. This is another reason why a one-win driver keeps pushing throughout the regular season.
The playoffs of all sports are designed to create a sense of urgency and eliminate people who do not perform during the regular season. A year of one win in an equal season requires some consistency in terms of points.
So while this idea has its benefits, keep the playoff field cap at 16. This system has been working for the past few years and does not require any tweaking.
The 14 winners in the first 20 cups race of the season have been tied for the longest time.
They said it
“We felt like we were on the verge of victory, and for the past few weeks we felt pretty far away, but here we are today.” — Christopher Bell After winning in New Hampshire
Bob Pockrass has spent decades covering motorsport, including the last 30 Daytona 500s. He joined FOX Sports in 2019 following his mission on ESPN, Sporting News, NASCAR Scene Magazine and The (Daytona Beach) News-Journal. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Bob Popclas.. Looking for more NASCAR content? Sign up for the FOX Sports NASCAR Newsletter with Bob Pockrass!
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