Reddick comes from dead-last to win Food City 300

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Tyler Reddick won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday night during the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Reddick started dead-last and went on to get the win.

Reddick, driving the Tame the Beast sponsored car for Richard Childress Racing, led 19 of the 300 laps. This is Reddick’s fourth win of the season.

Driver Tyler Reddick takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Foot City 300
Tyler Reddick takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Foot City 300 (Getty Images)

“We’ve just been able to come to the track with a lot of confidence and even when things don’t look to be going that great, we know we’re going to race really hard,” said Reddick, who also wasn’t allowed to qualify. “We’re going to do what it takes to put ourselves in contention, and we were able to take advantage of the situations at the right time, and we were able to win. We’ve just got a great group around us, and I’ve got a lot confidence with these guys.”

It is also his seventh Xfinity Series win in 73 races. This season, he also won in Michigan, Charlotte, and Talladega.

In 2018, he also won in Daytona and Homestead. His first Xfinity Series win came at Kentucky in 2017.

Chase Briscoe finished second in his Ford Performance ride for Fred Biagi. John Hunter Nemechek was the third place finisher in his Midnight Moon Moonshine for Maury Gallagher.

Kyle Busch led 137 laps, before he left the race. Justin Allgaier was second with 131 laps led. Reddick was third with his aforementioned 19 laps led.

Brandon Jones also had six laps led. Noah Gragson had five laps led, while Austin Cindric and Michael Annett also led one lap each.

There will 11 drivers, who did not complete the race. The majority of these drivers either were involved in a crash or had engine problems.

David Starr led on lap 273 with an engine problem. Ryan Sieg departed the race following a crash on lap 263. B.J. McLeod had electrical issues and left the race on lap 244.

Busch left the race after winning the second stage. He left with an engine problem on lap 171.

Josh Williams had suspension problems and left on lap 154. Tommy Joe Martins left with a transmission issue on lap 131.

Jeb Burton departed the race when he was experiencing brake problems on lap 125. Ronnie Bassett Jr. also left following a crash on lap 118.

Justin Haley left the race with an engine problem on lap 79. Joe Nemechek had an oil cooler problem on lap 43.

Cup regulars Joey Logano and Erik Jones were involved in crashes. Logano departed the race on lap 37, while Jones left on lap 36.

Mason Diaz left via a crash on lap 3.

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