Tyler Reddick (@TylerReddick) scored a 10th-place finish in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. The driver of the Cooper Standard Careers For Veterans Ford F-150 claimed his fifth top 10 of the season and his second consecutive at Kentucky. Reddick moved from eighth to seventh place in the series championship standings and has a 12-point edge over Ben Kennedy in the battle for the eighth spot in the Chase.
But Reddick and the team couldn't help but walk away from the race feeling a bit disappointed with the final result.
After qualifying fifth, Reddick fell in line eighth during the first run of the race, thanks in large part to a tight handling condition on the Cooper Standard Careers For Veterans Ford F-150. The first caution slowed the race on lap 27 and crew chief Doug Randolph made the call for right-side tires and adjustments when the pits were opened on lap 32. Reddick lined up seventh when the race went back green on lap 36.
A caution for debris slowed the pace on lap 40 and Reddick lined up seventh when the green flag waved on lap 43, but the restart wasn't kind to him as frantic three-wide racing in the pack shuffled him outside the top 10.
He was running 13th when the third yellow slowed the pace on lap 47. With track position lost, Randolph chose to pit on lap 48 for four tires and a round of adjustments. Reddick restarted in 19th position when the race went green on lap 56, and stayed on the track during the fourth caution on lap 58 while most of the leaders pitted. He lined up second when the race went green on lap 65.
Reddick grabbed the lead right after the restart, but one lap later was stacked three wide at the entrance to Turn 1 by Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters. He settled into fifth place for the majority of this run until the Caution Clock expired on lap 105. Reddick pitted on lap 106 for four tires and adjustments and restarted seventh on lap 109.