Tyler Reddick Makes Statement With NASCAR Cup Pole Run On Indy’s Road Course

Story By: REID SPENCER / NASCAR – SPEEDWAY, IN – Tyler Reddick took another step toward solidifying his credentials as a road course ace during qualifying for Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, IMS Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

In the final round of time trials on Saturday, Reddick toured the 2.439, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in a blistering 88.354 seconds (99.378 mph) to earn the pole position for the season’s fourth road course event.

The Busch Light Pole Award was the second of Reddick’s career, and it follows his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in early July at Road America. Reddick secured his only other Cup pole last year in the rain at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex.

Reddick’s No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was .252 seconds faster than the No. 2 Ford of Austin Cindric, who posted a lap at 99.095 mph in the final round.

Initially, Reddick didn’t think his lap was fast enough for the pole, and he elected to make a second run, which was slower.

“It actually didn’t (feel that good),” Reddick said. “That’s what prompted me to want to re-run there. It ended up being a good enough lap. I could have done a better job, but it was nice to know that… we really did such a good job—everyone at RCR and the ECR power under this hood.

“Just this whole group on the No. 8 3CHI Chevrolet team did a really good job of preparing the last couple of weeks for this race. It looks like we’re picking right back up where we left off at Road America.”

Chase Briscoe (98.962 mph) qualified third, followed by Christopher Bell (98.721 mph) and Joey Logano (98.476 mph).

Ryan Blaney, Michael McDowell, Chase Elliott, Todd Gilliland and Kyle Busch rounded out the top 10 qualifiers, a group that included six Fords, two Chevrolets and two Toyotas.

NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – 29th Annual Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
Indianapolis, Indiana
Saturday, July 30, 2022

1. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 99.378 mph.
2. (2) Austin Cindric #, Ford, 99.095 mph.
3. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 98.962 mph.
4. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 98.721 mph.
5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 98.476 mph.
6. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 98.444 mph.
7. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 98.330 mph.
8. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 98.226 mph.
9. (38) Todd Gilliland #, Ford, 98.004 mph.
10. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 97.429 mph.
11. (99) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
12. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 0.000 mph.
13. (21) Harrison Burton #, Ford, 0.000 mph.
14. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 0.000 mph.
15. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 0.000 mph.
16. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford, 0.000 mph.
17. (31) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
18. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 0.000 mph.
19. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota, 0.000 mph.
20. (16) AJ Allmendinger(i), Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
21. (1) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
22. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
23. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
24. (41) Cole Custer, Ford, 0.000 mph.
25. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 0.000 mph.
26. (45) Ty Gibbs(i), Toyota, 0.000 mph.
27. (15) Joey Hand, Ford, 0.000 mph.
28. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
29. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
30. (42) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
31. (7) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
32. (77) Josh Bilicki(i), Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
33. (51) Cody Ware, Ford, 0.000 mph.
34. (27) Loris Hezemans(i), Ford, 0.000 mph.
35. (43) Erik Jones, Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.
36. (26) Daniil Kvyat, Toyota, 0.000 mph.
37. (78) Josh Williams(i), Ford, 0.000 mph.
38. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.

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