Michael Jordan’s 23XI Racing Signs Tyler Reddick For 2024 Nascar Season

In a rare move, 23XI Racing announced it just signed two-time Nascar Xfinity Series champion and recent first-time Cup Series winner Tyler Reddick to drive one of its cars in 2024.

Reddick, 26, will remain at Richard Childress Racing in 2023 after scoring his first career win with the organization in early July at Road America. By 2024, he will begin racing for the team co-owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, who currently competes for Joe Gibbs Racing.

“Announcing a driver over a year before he will be racing with 23XI is a little unprecedented, but Tyler was the driver we wanted and we did not want to miss the opportunity to bring him to our team,” 23XI President Steve Lauletta said in a statement. “In making the announcement now, the team has ample time to prepare for 2024 on the business side as we expect interest from potential partners and continue to see strong engagement from our current partners.”

Reddick is known as one of the most aggressive drivers in Nascar. He constantly races hard and shows a keen ability to get the most out of his racecar.

Prior to Reddick’s first career triumph, he scored five runner-up finishes in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 8 car. This year, he’s led 278 laps en route to five top fives and seven top 10s. His 16 top 10s in 2021 is the most for RCR since Kevin Harvick’s 21 top 10s in 2013.

“I’m thrilled to have the chance to join this team and look forward to how I can contribute to the organization,” Reddick said. “23XI has accomplished a lot in the less than two full seasons they’ve been in the garage, and I can’t wait to be a part of that continued success. Until then, my focus remains on my current team, winning races and being competitive.”

Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch are 23XI Racing’s current drivers. No announcement has been made on their status with Reddick’s news. Busch did sign a multi-year deal with the organization entering 2022.

RCR, in response to the news, said that the “timing of this announcement could not be any worse.”

Reddick made his Cup Series debut for RCR in 2019 before taking the helm of the No. 8 car full time in 2020. The team currently has Austin Hill and Sheldon Creed competing under its banner in the Xfinity Series.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/josephwolkin/2022/07/12/michael-jordans-23xi-racing-signs-tyler-reddick-for-2024-nascar-season/