Tyler Reddick will return to Richard Childress Racing in 2021

Tyler Reddick confirmed Friday that he will return to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 8 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series next season.

Reddick was asked in a Friday teleconference about NASCAR’s changing free-agency landscape, a picture that became even more complex with Thursday’s news that Erik Jones would be released by Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the season. In assessing the moves, Reddick volunteered that his employment situation was secure for 2021.

“I’m glad I know where I’m going to be next year. I’m going to be with RCR. So not necessarily allowing the pressure to come off by any means. We still want to make the playoffs. We still want to run really good this year. We want to beat Cole (Custer) and Christopher (Bell) in the Rookie of the Year battle along with John Hunter (Nemechek) and the other drivers that are competing. It’s not going to take away my aggression any, knowing that for the first time in a while, I guess, in my racing career since the (Brad Keselowski Racing) days if you will, that I’m going to be in the same place for multiple years is nice.”