Tyler Reddick not returning to Brad Keselowski Racing in 2017
Tyler Reddick will be racing in 2017. It just won’t be with Brad Keselowski Racing.
The Camping World Truck Series driver revealed on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Tuesday that the last two races of the season would be his last with the team he’s driven for since 2014.
“It just kind of hit me today to be honest,” said Reddick, who drives the No. 29. “It just made me really sad today thinking about it, walking through the shop, thinking ‘these are my last two races at BKR.’”
Reddick, 20, has made 61 Truck Series starts, 60 of them have been with BKR.
“Those guys have been my family for the last three years and I love every one of them,” Reddick said. “They’ve done an absolutely outstanding job for them and I’ve tried to do the very same for them. These last two races are going to be tough for me.”
Reddick has three wins in his time with BKR, earning two last season and one this season at Las Vegas. Entering the final two races at Phoenix International Race and Homestead-Miami Speedway, Reddick has seven top fives and 11 top 10s.
“It’s going to be a shame I’m not going to be there next year, but I’ve really enjoyed the time I’ve spent there and everyone’s been really good to me,” Reddick said. “Hopefully I can repay them with two more wins to add to the list as a big ‘thank you’ to them.”
Reddick failed to qualify for the inaugural Truck Chase. His lone win at Las Vegas came in the first round of the playoff.
BKR will be without both of its full-time drivers next season. Reddick’s teammate, Daniel Hemric, is moving up to the Xfinity Series in a ride with Richard Childress Racing.