Tyler Reddick will lead the field to green in Indianapolis
The last time the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) took laps on a road course, Tyler Reddick drove his #8 Richard Childress Racing Camaro ZL1 to victory lane for the first time in his NCS career (Road America , July 2022). Today, the 26-year-old California native picked up where he left off, capturing pole for tomorrow’s Verizon 200 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course’s Brickyard. Reddick clocked a lap of 88.354 seconds, at 99.378 mph, in his No. 8 3CHI Camaro ZL1 to earn his second career pole in NASCAR’s premier series. Reddick’s pole lap was nearly three-tenths of a second faster than the second fastest driver, proving the #8 3CHI Camaro ZL1 will be a strong contender for back-to-back road wins.
“I could have done a better job, but it was really nice to know that we really did such a good job. everybody to CPR and ECR power under that hood,” Reddick said. “This whole group of the #8 Chevrolet 3CHI team has done a really good job of preparing the last two weeks for this race.”
Reddick’s pole victory marked the fifth for the Camaro ZL1 in 2022; and a 728th all-time leading manufacturer in NASCAR Cup Series history. The Bowtie brand has proven to be a force to be reckoned with on the road courses, with Chevrolet currently at nine straight wins on the NCS road courses. A streak that began with Chase Elliott’s victory at Circuit of the Americas in March 2021, six drivers from four different Chevrolet teams have added to the number of victories at the Chevrolet NCS road course and the manufacturer is looking to push that number into double digits. this week-end.
NBC will air the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at The Brickyard at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 31. Live coverage is also available on the NBCSports Gold app and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
TYLER REDDICK, NO. 8 3CHI CAMARO ZL1 – Press Conference Transcript:
SHOW US YOUR QUICK TOUR?
“Well, it certainly looked like a really good lap, but definitely not a pole lap. Straight away we tried to cool the car and cool the brakes so we could get going again. But it ended up being a pretty good lap and he held off the other nine competitors, I was really a little worried I might miss him a little bit in turn four and just a little bit in the braking zone.
I’m glad it was a pretty good round. You certainly always try to do the perfect trick. We didn’t quite do that, but it was good enough to get pole.
YOU HAVE JUST TAKEN YOUR FIRST NASCAR CUP SERIES VICTORY AT ROAD AMERICA AND NOW YOU’RE SITTING ON THE POLE HERE IN INDIANAPOLIS. HOW MUCH CONFIDENCE DOES IT GIVE YOU TO KNOW YOU WON ON A ROAD COURSE? WON A ROAD COURSE IN THIS CAR; AND YOU ARE SITTING ON THE POLE IN INDIANAPOLIS?
“I definitely have a little more confidence in myself. A lot of the confidence that myself and my entire team have comes from the work that we have done. The confidence we have and display today comes from that, but it sure is good to know that we are doing the right things and that we’re on the right track.
We’ll see how tomorrow goes. We are going to have a very good selection of pits and have the opportunity from the start to control the race. Hopefully we’ll be able to do that and keep it in front all day.