Dillon Wins at Texas Motor Speedway

Austin Dillon Wins at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, July 19th, leading a one-two finish for Richard Childress Racing.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JULY 19: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Dillon Wins at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, July 19th, leading a one-two finish for Richard Childress Racing.

Austin Dillon held a hard-charging field off three times on restarts in the closing laps to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2020 season in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a one-two finish for the Richard Childress Racing team with Dillon’s rookie teammate Tyler Reddick finishing a mere 0.149-seconds behind.

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Tyler Reddick Impresses in NASCAR Cup Debut at Phoenix

Tyler Reddick in the No. 8 for Richard Childress Racing at Phoenix Raceway on March 6, 2020
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 06: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 I Am Second Chevrolet, practices during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 06, 2020, in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Tyler Reddick in the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet wasn’t running at the finish of Sunday’s FanShield 500, but the top finishers in the NASCAR Cup Series event certainly knew he had been there.

Reddick started 29th in a field of 38, but by the time the second stage ended on lap 190, he had worked his way up to fourth, having passed Kyle Busch for the position. But after a two-tire call and a second-place restart on lap 222, Reddick was shuffled back in the running order.

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After Winning Rookie Title, Daniel Hemric will Regroup at JR Motorsports

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #8 myblu Chevrolet, drives during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2019, in Homestead, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Sunday was bittersweet for Daniel Hemric.

After finishing 12th in his final run in the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Hemric was crowned Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Next year, however, Hemric won’t be driving in the Cup series, having been replaced in his RCR ride by two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick. Hemric will compete in 21 races for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series in 2020.

“Yeah, I’m really pumped up starting right to getting to work on that deal,” Hemric said after the Ford EcoBoost 400. “It’s kind of a breath of fresh air knowing I’ve got the opportunity to go back and… having runs like tonight make me go into the offseason knowing I can compete and race at this level.”

Hemric finished 25th in the final standings in his first season at NASCAR’s top level.

“It’s the little things when you have a season like we’ve had that get you over that emotional hump,” he said. “I mean, I passed a seven-time champion (Jimmie Johnson) on the last lap of a 60 lap run at Homestead. Those are little victories you find in the light at the end of the tunnel in years like this.”

Tyler Reddick gets Back-to-Back Titles with Scintillating Victory at Homestead-Miami

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2019, in Homestead, Florida. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With his girlfriend expecting a baby, Tyler Reddick confessed on Thursday that he had practiced changing diapers on a pet cat.

Now, after winning Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 and his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Reddick gets to name the baby.

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Daniel Hemric Streaks to First Career NASCAR Cup Pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 19: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #8 Caterpillar Chevrolet, poses with a pole award pedal car after qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 19, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Daniel Hemric may be out of the Playoffs and out of his ride at Richard Childress Racing next year, but that didn’t stop the driver of the No. 8 RCR Chevrolet from winning the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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Next Gen Car Makes On-Track Test Debut

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Austin Dillon Pilots New Car During Two-Day Test at Richmond Raceway

Following more than two years of development from concept to reality, NASCAR’s Next Gen car hit the track for the first time for a two-day test at Richmond Raceway.

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Tyler Reddick to Make Jump to NASCAR Cup Series in 2020

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 28: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #2 Emerson Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 28, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Richard Childress Racing announced Wednesday that 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion and current Xfinity Series championship contender Tyler Reddick will take over the team’s No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Wild NASCAR Xfinity Race at Charlotte Roval

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 28: A J Allmendinger, driver of the #10 Digital Ally Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 28, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

CONCORD, N.C. – AJ Allmendinger stole the thunder from a series of intense battles among NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff drivers to win Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.

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Tyler Reddick Gambles on Fuel to Win at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rhino Pro Trucks Outfitters 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 14, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

LAS VEGAS – Tyler Reddick and his Richard Childress Racing Team gambled and hit the jackpot at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday evening – taking a chance on fuel mileage; racing just hard enough and simultaneously saving just enough fuel to hold off Christopher Bell by 0.738-seconds in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300.

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Tyler Reddick Rallies for Dramatic NASCAR Xfinity Victory at Bristol

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – AUGUST 16: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #2 Tame the BEAST Chevrolet, poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 16, 2019, n Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tyler Reddick’s No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet had the word ‘BEAST’ in big block letters on its hood Friday night.

The car was aptly named.

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