NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing believes it is ‘one of the teams going to race for the win’

The NASCAR Cup series presented a new trophy to Richard Childress Racing driver Tyler Reddick at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after taking his second win of the season. This is the second consecutive week that NASCAR has not posted a new winner after Chase Elliot scored his fourth win of the season over Pocono.

Sunday’s Indy event was also special in Cup series history as three rookie drivers finished in the top five for the first time since July 1994. Austin Cindric led the rookies and took second, while Harrison Burton followed in third and Todd Gilliland finished fourth.

How about the day before the rookies, as Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland each finished a *well-deserved* top-5 after also qualifying up…

After Reddick’s thrilling results at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, RCR team owner Richard Childress felt the doors had been opened and they had a shot at the championship. Speaking to the media, he said:

“Well, it’s great to be competitive again. The doors have been open, the lights have been on, but we have not been competitive. But it feels great to come to a racetrack and know that you will be one of the teams that will race for the win. ”

With Reddick’s second win of the season, the number of NASCAR winners stands at 14, with less than five races left in the playoffs. The RCR driver’s win has also added the team to the shortlist of those who have taken two wins this season.

Several NASCAR drivers who have been part of the Richard Childress Racing team

For the first time since 2017, when Austin Dillon and Ryan Newman won a race, RCR has achieved at least two wins in one season for the first time since 2017. The North Carolina-based squad was one of the most powerful in NASCAR several decades ago, with Dale Earnhardt Sr. claimed several championships with the team before his death in February 2001.

Kevin Harvick then held the team tight and kept it on the winning map, and since his departure in 2013, the team has struggled here and there. Tyler Reddick recently announced that he will be joining 23XI Racing in 2024, leaving his #8 Chevy vacant for RCR.

After the early signing, many thought Reddick’s working relationship with his boss Richard Childress would be rocky, but it looks like he’s sticking to his side of the deal and winning races. Reddick is the first driver to sign a new deal this season, although it will debut in 2024. Earlier this year, Chase Elliott extended his contract with Hendrick Motorsports for another five years.

As far as driver contracts are concerned, Joe Gibbs Racing is still in a tight position to sign two-time Cup champion Kyle Busch. Busch’s contract challenge is the lack of sponsors after M&Ms announced their departure at the end of the 2022 season.

Reports indicate that Busch is in talks with other race teams for the 2023 season. At the same time, however, he has expressed hope that he will be behind the wheel of the #18 Toyota.

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