Reddick wasn’t particularly pleased after finishing as the runner-up, despite the much-needed result.
He had tires that were several laps fresher than those he was racing, cutting through the pack and giving himself a legitimate shot at the race win. When Ryan Preece spun with just two laps to go, NASCAR held off on throwing the caution, which would have forced an overtime restart.
Instead, Preece was given a chance to resume racing. Initially, it appeared that he would be able to do so, but unfortunately, the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford came to a stop on the track. NASCAR had to show the yellow flag, but by then, the race leader had already crossed the finish line with the white flag. Thus, the race concluded.
“We had the advantage with our tires. Reddick expressed frustration during the NBC Sports post-race show on Peacock, stating, “There was a car stopped in the short chute before the white flag was waved, and they didn’t signal a caution, so I’m uncertain about that situation. We had the advantage with our tires, and we were gradually making progress. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive any assistance on the restarts or any pushes, which set us back significantly.”
He stated: “I had high hopes for this car and team. We consistently had the necessary speed to compete for victories, but various obstacles have hindered us every time.”
Tyler Reddick, 23XI Racing, Jordan Brand Toyota Camry
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Reddick has achieved a single victory this year, which occurred at COTA in March. However, in the past few weeks, he has experienced several promising performances that ultimately ended in disappointment before reaching the finish line. While he narrowly missed securing a win at Pocono, it was due to circumstances beyond the control of the No. 45 team.
“We consistently have good speed each week, so that’s not the issue. The main challenge lies in taking more control over our own destiny. Today, we made some improvements in that aspect, but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.”