Tyler Reddick

February 13, 2020

Tyler Reddick and Caterpillar Team Finish 10th During Duel at Daytona International Speedway

“We were in a really good position to start the race off with our Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. I was being a little cautious at first with how aggressive I was going to block for position in the outer lane. On Lap 4 or 5, I had a good run on the 1 and was running in the top five. I wanted to move our Chevrolet further up still and made a move to the outside but got put three-wide and shuffled back. That affected our race a little bit, especially when it started to single out. I started to panic a little bit then, but my crew chief, Randall Burnett, and spotter, Derek Kneeland, did a great job of reminding me there was still a lot of race left to run. The caution towards the end of the race helped stack everyone back up again, which was great since I was able to push the issue on the aggression side a little bit more. It’s hard when a bunch of Fords are lined up on the outside to get one of them to jump out and go with you, but I had some good cars to push me from behind which helped us climb back up through the field. There were a couple moves I could have tried to get a few more spots, but that would have been too risky for our starting spot in the DAYTONA 500. We kept our No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet clean tonight, and that’s what mattered most.”

February 13, 2020

Daytona Preview

Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Daytona International Speedway … Tyler Reddick will be making his second start in the Daytona 500 this weekend with the No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet. He previously finished 27th in the event last year after being swept up in the ‘Big One.’ Reddick also has six starts at the 2.5-mile speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, collecting one win, two pole awards and two top-10 finishes. Reddick also found victory lane at Daytona during his NASCAR Truck Series days, winning in 2015.
About Caterpillar … Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.
Mustang CAT … Mustang Cat is the authorized Cat dealer for Southeast Texas. The company provides heavy machinery, power systems, product support and rental services to customers in the industrial equipment industry. With its headquarters in Houston, Mustang Cat has branch locations providing sales, rental and service of the full Cat line of machines and engines to customers in 35 counties in the surrounding region.  The company also sells Cat used engines and equipment worldwide. For more information, visit mustangcat.com.
Kodiak Gas Services … Kodiak Gas Services is the largest, privately-owned contract compression company in the US. Powered by partnerships like Mustang CAT, who provide reliable, industrial Caterpillar engines, Kodiak guarantees 98 percent runtime to customers. Our team of dedicated and hard-working employees prides ourselves on being the best in the business at helping maximize your growth initiatives. Whether you are looking for contract gas compression, EOR compression, or complete turnkey solutions for your next station, Kodiak Gas Services is here to support you. Kodiak- where you need us, when you need us.
Meet Reddick … Fans have multiple opportunities to meet Reddick before the green flag drops on Sunday. He will be making an appearance at the RCR merchandise hauler on Friday, February 14, beginning at 2:20 p.m. local time. Reddick will also be attending an autograph session alongside teammate Austin Dillon at the MotorTrend display in the track’s infield Fan Zone on Saturday, February 15, at 10:45 a.m.
This will be your second DAYTONA 500 with RCR. How will the experience from last year help with this year?
“It’s nice to have last year’s DAYTONA 500 experience under my belt. Last year, there were a lot of nerves since we had to race our way into the race and just in general with it being my first ever start with RCR. This year, we’re locked into the event and can focus more on the handling of our No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. Every DAYTONA 500 is unpredictable but having the one experience from last year does help. I’m excited for the season to get started at Daytona and to see what we can do during my first year in the NASCAR Cup Series.”
You’re entering your debut season in the NASCAR Cup Series with a team that has many of your Xfinity team members on it. How will that help with your transition to Cup racing?
“I think it will help a little bit on the communication side of things. Just knowing how my guys work together, what they expect out of me, and what I expect out of them, it helps. We can focus more on the finer details instead of figuring out how we’ll be working together during the first part of the season. I’m really excited to keep working with my crew chief, Randall Burnett, and a lot of the guys that were with us on the No. 2 car last year.”