It’s win or bust for Tyler Reddick

Tyler Reddick (Getty Images)
Tyler Reddick (Getty Images)
Tyler Reddick (Getty Images)

BROOKLYN, Mich. – After finishing second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings last year, Tyler Reddick has suffered through a disappointing 2016 campaign that has seen him fall to 10th in points and outside the current cutoff for the inaugural Camping World Truck Series Chase.

The only antidote? A victory in one of the next three races. But Reddick, who won twice last year driving for owner Brad Keselowski, says he doesn’t feel added pressure because of the dire circumstances.

“I have really tried to have the win-or-bust mentality all year long, understanding that if we win, it’s easier than worrying about points all year long,” Reddick told the NASCAR Wire Service on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. “We’ve had opportunities to win but not had things fall our way. It seems like we have had things go against us every way they can, getting wrecked or having a caution come out or whatever it may be.

“I feel like there’s not a lot of pressure on us. This is something our team knows how to do. We have done it before. We did it last year twice. There is really no pressure. We just have to go out and do what we normally do and have a good weekend and make no mistakes. We’ve done that before. It’s no pressure. We’re doing something we know how to do—we just go out and do our normal deal.”

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