Reddick ‘bought ran over’ at Bristol, ending Cup championship hopes
Tyler Redick’s NASCAR Cup Collection championship probabilities ended faster than anticipated when crash harm Saturday night time at Bristol Motor Speedway put him too far behind to advance within the playoffs.
The Richard Childress Racing driver stated he bought “ran over” on lap 277 when a multi-car crash broke out after Daniel Suarez bought free off Flip 4. Suarez spun and picked up Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with Reddick, teammate Austin Dillon, Todd Gilliland, and others getting a bit of the mess.
Reddick’s automobile suffered heavy proper entrance harm in addition to mechanical points. The No. 8 staff bought the automobile patched up with lower than a minute remaining on the Broken Automobile Coverage (DVP) clock to get Reddick again on monitor and make minimal pace.
“I noticed the No. 99 get all crossed up and tried to keep away from it,” Reddick stated. “I bought on the brakes, bought ran over and identical as final week — heavy contact with the proper entrance broke the higher management arm. I’m glad we had been capable of repair it in the course of the DVP coverage. It put us behind, and we wanted extra loopy stuff to occur. It didn’t fairly unfold that approach.”
Reddick’s wounded automobile may solely accomplish that a lot. Down 31 laps to the leaders, he completed twenty fifth and missed advancing within the playoffs by two factors.
“I’m certain you’ll be able to think about,” Reddick stated of his emotion afterward. “Extraordinarily . We knew we wanted to have two respectable races, and we had been arrange to try this. We had two weekends the place we had vehicles that had been going to run inside the highest three, no drawback, Kansas — we didn’t capitalize on it. We had the failure and completed second to final.”
Reddick was main the race at Kansas Speedway when the proper rear tire blew. The thirty fifth place end had him simply two factors above the cutline going into Bristol.
“We are available in right here in a tricky spot and we had a Bristol second, and we simply bought ran over,” he stated. “Numerous adversity occurred to the sphere, and it nearly labored out, however you’ll be able to’t have two terrible races in any of those rounds, even within the first one. numerous vehicles, numerous groups with alternatives to take benefit.”
Reddick received two races within the common season and was seeded eighth when the playoffs started.