Never heard of Tyler Reddick? You will.
The Corning, Calif., racing prodigy, is the new driver of Brad Keselowski’s No. 19 Ford in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
On Saturday morning, Keselowski announced Reddick, who turns 18 on Jan. 11, will compete in at least 15 NCWTS races next year and run the full series schedule for BKR in 2015. The BBR Music group, which has supported Reddick throughout his career, will serve as primary sponsor for four races in 2014 and as an associate sponsor for the balance of Reddick’s events.
Country music superstar Jason Aldean is the best-known performer on the BBR label.
Reddick, nicknamed the “California Kid,” won his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway in November 2012. He finished 19th in his only other K&N start, at Bristol in March.
“Tyler caught my eye at the Rockingham race,” Keselowski said. “I continued to follow his progress, and he definitely made a positive impression on me and our competition staff at BKR. We look forward to helping develop Tyler into a championship-caliber driver and ultimately seeing him progress within NASCAR.”