Richard Childress Racing will have a new face as part of its NASCAR XFINITY Series program in 2019.
Tyler Reddick, who joined JR Motorsports as a full-timer this year, will swap rides to compete with RCR next year, the team announced Wednesday morning. He will essentially serve as Daniel Hemric’s replacement in the XFINITY Series as Hemric moves to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next year.
No sponsor, car number or crew chief were announced at the time of the announcement.
Reddick won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway this year, defeating teammate Elliott Sadler in the closest finish in NASCAR history. The margin between the two was 0.0004 seconds.
The California native joined JR Motorsports after competing in 18 XFINITY Series races for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017, earning a victory and four top fives. This year, he has five top fives and 17 top 10s, currently sitting third in the playoff standings.
BurgerFi and Takl have combined to sponsor Reddick’s No. 9 team in 13 of the 30 races this year. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has adorned the car in 10 contests.
JR Motorsports recently announced Noah Gragson will replace Sadler in the XFINITY Series next year. Michael Annett also re-signed with the organization. Justin Allgaier is expected to stay with JRM. The team has not announced plans for the car currently being piloted by Reddick.
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