Reddick needs wins to make up ground

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 23:  Tyler Reddick, driver of the #19 Stoney Creek Records Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred's 250 presented by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 23, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 23: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #19 Stoney Creek Records Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 presented by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 23, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, Ala. — In recent weeks Ford driver Tyler Reddick has fallen out of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series lead, thanks largely to a 19th-place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and a 15th-place run at New Hampshire.

Now third in the standings and 16 points behind series leader Erik Jones, Reddick knows believes he can make up ground in short order, if he can find his way back to Victory Lane. The Brad Keselowski Racing driver has two wins this season but none since Dover in the year’s sixth event.

“I think to be able to truly win the championship we’re going to have to win a couple races,” Reddick said on Friday at Talladega, site of Saturday’s fred’s 250 (1 p.m. ET on FOX). “We’ve won two races early in the year and hit a stretch there where we weren’t in the right position to be able to win a race, but we were able to get top fives and be able to stay pretty close with those other two (Jones and second-place Matt Crafton).

“The last couple races, consistency-wise, we’ve made a few mistakes and we’ve had bad races, which we haven’t really had all year long, so we put ourselves in position where we have to win, but I feel like it’s no different than any other weekend we’ve come into. We’ve always come with the same mind-set, to win that race at that given event.”

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