For the second year in a row, Tyler Reddick found himself victorious at Homestead-Miami Speedway, winning not only the season finale, but the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship, too. Starting the race from the pole position, Reddick proved he could be the first driver to claim back-to-back titles with different teams, by powering the No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro to victory. It wasn’t without an intense battle in the closing laps of the race that Reddick was able to use the ECR power to pass fellow competitor Cole Custer, also vying for the championship, and hold onto that lead to close out the night at the 1.5-mile racetrack.
Finishing with a career-high six wins during the 2019 season, Reddick proved his chemistry with Crew Chief Randall Burnett was that of a championship team. The wins came in addition to an impressive 24 top-five finishes, and five pole awards. It was recently announced that Burnett will be the leader of the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Cup Series team for the 2020 season, moving up alongside of Reddick who will replace Daniel Hemric.
“It’s my first championship with RCR and my second championship overall,” said Reddick. “It’s just an absolute blast to run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and go back-to-back as series champion. Hats off to Team Chevy and all those guys for working on this Chevrolet, and all of the ECR team for giving us the power we needed to win.”
The win represents Richard Childress Racing’s 85th in the Xfinity Series, and the team’s fifth championship in that series, which ties the team for the most season titles in Xfinity series history. The win also solidified Chevrolet as the 2019 manufacturer champion.