Surprise: Tyler Reddick moving to 23XI Racing in 2024

DOVER, DELAWARE - APRIL 30: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 Guaranteed Rate Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented by RelaDyne at Dover Motor Speedway on April 30, 2022 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

In a somewhat odd, and surprising announcement Tuesday 23XI Racing revealed that Tyler Reddick will move to the Denny Hamlin-Michael Jordan owned team in 2024.

Reddick is a two-time NASCAR Xfinity champion who currently races for Richard Childress Racing in the Cup series. Earlier this year Childress said Reddick was signed with that team through 2023.

“Announcing a driver over a year before he will be racing with 23XI is a little unprecedented, but Tyler was the driver we wanted and we did not want to miss the opportunity to bring him to our team,” said 23XI Team President, Steve Lauletta. “In making the announcement now the team has ample time to prepare for 2024 on the business side as we expect interest from potential partners and continue to see strong engagement from our current partners.”

23XI Racing had its first season last year and added a second car with veteran driver Kurt Busch this season. What Busch’s status will be after 2023, or whether the team will add a third car remains to be seen.

“Tyler is one of the most sought-after young drivers and has been competitive in everything he’s raced,” said Team Co-Owner, Denny Hamlin. “His work on the track speaks for itself and he will make a fantastic addition to our lineup in 2024. The team has seen a lot of growth since our first race and signing Tyler is a great next step for us to remain competitive for years to come.”

“I’m thrilled to have the chance to join this team and look forward to how I can contribute to the organization,” said Tyler Reddick. “23XI has accomplished a lot in the less than two full seasons they’ve been in the garage, and I can’t wait to be a part of that continued success. Until then, my focus remains on my current team, winning races and being competitive.”

Reddick  scored his first win in the Cup series recently at Road America.


Greg Engle