Reddick’s No. 8 Nascar Chevy Wins 2022 Indy Road Course Race From Pole: Video3
Tyler Reddick’s No. 8 Nascar Chevy Camaro ZL1 was a force to be reckoned with at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend. Not only did he snag the pole position for the Cup Series race on the iconic racetrack’s road course, he outdueled Ross Chastain’s No. 1 Camaro and a slew of Ford Mustang rookies to take home the victory at the Brickyard.
A series of late-race incidents took out top contenders, such as Chase Elliott in the No. 9 Camaro and Ryan Blaney in the No. 12 Mustang, but granted Reddick’s No. 8 Camaro a restarting position on the front row for a Nascar Overtime finish. Chastain’s No. 1 Camaro battled hard against Reddick’s No. 8 Camaro, but couldn’t make it stick.
“Just really glad to be able to do it here in Indianapolis,” Reddick said in Victory Lane. “This is one really special place to race, and really excited to kiss the bricks here in a little bit and really excited we got [sponsor] 3CHI their win in their hometown.”
Reddick announced earlier this year that he would join 23XI Racing after the 2023 season, turning his back on his Nascar Chevy team with Richard Childress Racing to drive a Toyota TRD Camry in 2024. The timing of the announcement is a bit odd, as reveals like this typically don’t happen so far in advance. However, Reddick is confident that he and the No. 8 Nascar Chevy team will continue to battle hard.
“Certainly, [the announcement] was a little bump in the road, but we went out and won a race fair and square a couple weeks ago [at Road America], and if we change nothing, we keep working really, really hard, we find a way back to Victory Lane,” Reddick said.
On the last restart, Chastain wheeled his No. 1 Camaro off the course in an attempt to use an access road to get ahead of Reddick’s No. 8 Camaro. Nascar ruled that deviating from the designated course would result in a 30-second penalty, and while the No. 1 Camaro crossed the line in second, he was relegated to a 27th-place official result.
“Just trying not to be in the chaos there in Turn 1,” Chastain explained, referencing the four-wide racing on the restart. “I took [the access road] in practice on exit, overshooting Turn 1… Yeah, just wanted to not get hit, and merged back on where I merged.”
Another incident involving two Nascar Chevy teams saw Kyle Larson’s No. 5 Camaro suffer a mechanical failure heading into a turn. Unable to slow, Larson’s No. 5 Camaro slammed the No. 42 Camaro of Ty Dillon, whipping both race cars around with a significant amount of force. Both drivers walked away under their own power, though Dillon described the hit as being the worst of his career.
|Finish||Start||Car Number||Driver||Team||Laps Run||Laps Led||Car|
|1||1||8||Tyler Reddick||3CHI Chevrolet||86||38||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|2||2||2||Austin Cindric #||Discount Tire Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|3||13||21||Harrison Burton #||DEX Imaging Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|4||9||38||Todd Gilliland #||Ruedebusch Dev. & Construction Ford||86||4||Ford Mustang|
|5||19||23||Bubba Wallace||Embrace Home Loans Toyota||86||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|6||5||22||Joey Logano||Shell Pennzoil Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|7||20||16||AJ Allmendinger(i)||Gold Fish Casino Slots Chevrolet||86||3||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|8||7||34||Michael McDowell||Horizon Hobby Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|9||24||41||Cole Custer||HaasTooling.com Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|10||16||17||Chris Buescher||Violet Defense Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|11||10||18||Kyle Busch||M&M's Peanut Butter Toyota||86||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|12||4||20||Christopher Bell||CRAFTSMAN Racing for a Miracle Toyota||86||17||Toyota TRD Camry|
|13||38||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Kroger/GO-GURT Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|14||15||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Express Toyota||86||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|15||35||43||Erik Jones||FOCUSfactor Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|16||8||9||Chase Elliott||NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|17||26||45||Ty Gibbs(i)||Monster Energy Toyota||86||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|18||31||7||Corey LaJoie||Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|19||17||31||Justin Haley||LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|20||12||6||Brad Keselowski||Castrol Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|21||25||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Auto-Owners/MTJF Sherry Strong Toyota||86||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|22||32||77||Josh Bilicki(i)||Zeigler Auto Group Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|23||3||14||Chase Briscoe||HighPoint.com Ford||86||5||Ford Mustang|
|24||33||51||Cody Ware||Nurtec ODT Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|25||37||78||Josh Williams(i)||Alloy Employer Services Ford||86||0||Ford Mustang|
|26||6||12||Ryan Blaney||Menards/Moen Ford||86||17||Ford Mustang|
|27||21||1||Ross Chastain||Worldwide Express Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|28||11||99||Daniel Suarez||Freeway Insurance Chevrolet||86||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|29||27||15||Joey Hand||Built Ford Proud Ford||85||2||Ford Mustang|
|30||29||3||Austin Dillon||BetMGM Chevrolet||85||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|31||23||24||William Byron||Acronis Chevrolet||79||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|32||28||48||Alex Bowman||Ally Chevrolet||65||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|33||18||4||Kevin Harvick||GEARWRENCH Ford||64||0||Ford Mustang|
|34||30||42||Ty Dillon||Ferris Chevrolet||60||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|35||22||5||Kyle Larson||HendrickCars.com Chevrolet||57||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|36||36||26||* Daniil Kvyat||Hezeberg Systems Toyota||43||0||Toyota TRD Camry|
|37||34||27||* Loris Hezemans(i)||Sherfick Companies Ford||34||0||Ford Mustang|
|38||14||10||Aric Almirola||Mobil 1/GEARWRENCH Ford||24||0||Ford Mustang|
# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
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So which was it. He used the access road to avoid a crash – or he used the access road to get ahead.
I you ask the driver he was avoiding a crash, if you ask everyone who was watching the race (including NASCAR) Chastain was trying to be sneaky.
The way I see it #1 was way outside and would never make the turn in without taking the field with him. But the best part is #8 won and even passed the #1 cleanly. The other part is CHEVY WON AGAIN. 😁
Ford and Toyota might just pack the bags and stop racing ICE cars. 😂🤣 I think there’s room in the EV series for them. 🧙🏻♂️