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Xfinity champion Tyler Reddick will attempt to make Daytona 500

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 30: NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Tyler Reddick poses for a photo at the Charlotte Convention Center on January 30, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Defending Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick announced Friday on social media that he will attempt to make the Feb. 17 Daytona 500.

Reddick will drive the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. It will be his first attempt to make a Cup race.

He is not guaranteed a spot in the race because RCR has only two charters. The team sold its third charter to StarCom Racing after last season.

Reddick will be a third entry for RCR in the race, joining the full-time entries of Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet and Daniel Hemric’s No. 8 Chevrolet.

Reddick, who won the Xfinity title last year with JR Motorsports, will drive the No. 2 for RCR full-time in the Xfinity Series this season.

Ryan Newman drove the No. 31 full-time for RCR in 2018.