Tyler Reddick to make second Cup start next weekend at Kansas Speedway

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Reigning Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick revealed Wednesday on NASCAR America that he will make his second Cup Series start next weekend at Kansas Speedway.

Reddick will again drive the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. He made his Cup debut in the No. 31 in the Daytona 500. He started 39th and finished 27th due to a crash.

The news comes after Reddick won last weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Talladega, his first of the year and his first with RCR.

Reddick leads the Xfinity Series in top fives (seven) and top 10s (eight) and leads the points standings over Christopher Bell and Cole Custer.

“That stuff helps a lot toward … helping me get back into a Cup car and it’s really cool to go to Kansas and be able to make my start there,” Reddick said.

Reddick has two Xfinity starts at Kansas. He started on the pole and finished second in 2017 and finished fifth there in 2018.

“For now this is the main focus, the main announcement,” Reddick said when asked if there were plans for more Cup starts. “(Kansas) is a place I’ve had my fair share of bouncing off the wall … but it’s a really good race car. Hoping to try my luck with this new aero package, see if I can run it wide-open right against the fence and see how fast I can go.”