Reddick, who simply earned his first profession NASCAR Cup Collection win two weeks in the past at Highway America, unexpectedly joined a scheduled Toyota media convention name on Tuesday about 23XI Racing through which he was launched as a brand new driver with the organisation starting with the 2024 season.
“This can be a dialog that began a very long time in the past, simply very informal,” mentioned group co-owner Denny Hamlin.
“Actually, Tyler reaching out after we began the group and mentioned, ‘Love what you’re doing. Appears such as you guys are pushing the bounds and doing issues otherwise and it’s good to see.’
“After some time, I began asking him vital questions on his future after which I requested permission from [Toyota] if I might pursue this particular person and so they wholeheartedly agreed that this was a very good course for us.”
Reddick, 26, he had spent numerous time of late considering his long-term future in NASCAR and the place he might discover one of the best match.
“I’m all the time desirous about what lies forward, what the longer term appears to be like like for me and in order that’s simply the way in which I’m wired,” he mentioned.
“You actually have to consider numerous issues, short-term and long-term. It’s simply a part of the way in which I feel.”
Reddick is left now to finish the 2022 Cup season driving the #eight Chevrolet of RCR and might be among the many 16 drivers competing for the collection championship within the playoffs.
He may even drive for RCR in 2023, however with each events realizing he’ll depart on the finish of subsequent season.
That awkwardness could also be a purpose for a not-so-complimentary tweet RCR despatched out about Reddick’s resolution throughout his announcement on Tuesday – stating the timing of the announcement “couldn’t be any worse”.
“For me, my greatest factor with RCR, I acquired my first alternative in a Cup automotive with Richard (Childress) and it’s been nice to develop with them,” Reddick, a two-time Xfinity Collection champion mentioned.
“For me, it was actually vital to complete what I began there, see it by to its finish. They’ve given me so many alternatives and possibilities to win, alternatives to be a two be a two-time Xfinity champion, and open the door to get into Cup Collection.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful for that and can proceed to be. That’s the reason I wished to see by what I agreed to do with RCR to the top.”
Hamlin mentioned the specifics of Reddick’s house at 23XI Racing – reminiscent of sponsors, which automotive he’ll drive or if the group will increase once more – stay unconfirmed at this stage.
“I watched him, I raced in opposition to him, I wished him and I acquired him,” Hamlin mentioned. “I didn’t know anything that goes together with that.
“There aren’t any hidden secrets and techniques right here. We have no idea what automotive. All we all know is we wished him. And we planted our toes deep within the floor to verify Tyler had a possibility with this race group and we made it occur.”