Tyler Reddick‘s first NASCAR Cup Series win finally came Sunday (July 3) in the form of a late-race pass of Chase Elliott at Road America. The victory gets Reddick over the hump after being oh-so-close a number of times during the 2022 season. The back-to-back Xfinity Series champion caught up to the reigning track winner, one of the sport’s best on road courses, during pit stops before hounding the No. 9 until Elliott finally gave way.
How huge is Reddick’s breakthrough for his career? And is NASCAR finally destined to reach 16 winners in 2022 after its 13th different victor on Sunday? Plus, despite the battle, it was a largely lackluster road course event with the Next Gen car. How can NASCAR fix the on-track product at these circuits?
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About the author
Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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