Tyler Reddick brings third NASCAR Xfinity Series title to JR Motorsports
Tyler Reddick is the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity champion! The 22-year-old driver from California has won the Ford EcoBoost 300, the season’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, to win the title in his first full season in the #9 Chevrolet Camaro of JR Motorsports. He beat out Championship 4 contenders Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Daniel Hemric.
It’s the second consecutive championship for team co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., who runs JR Motorsports with his sister, Kelley. William Byron won the 2017 series title in the same #9 Chevrolet. Earlier, Chase Elliott won the title in 2014.
For Reddick, it was just the second win of the season after he won the season-opening race at Daytona, and the third Xfinity Series win in a career.
In the 200-lap race at the 1.5-mile oval track, Reddick was leading for 44 laps. Cole Custer was leading the race-high 95 laps, finishing in the second place. John Hunter Nemechek, who wasn’t among championship contenders, finished third after leading 52 laps.
Reddick already announced that he will make the switch from JR Motorsports to Richard Childress Racing’s Xfinity Series program in 2019.
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