#KwikTrip250 Race Review: Tyler Reddick Holds Off Chase Elliott Late to Capture First Cup Series Victory

After a mid-race incident at Nashville last weekend, Tyler Reddick just chalked it up to his luck this season.

However, his dark cloud moved out of the way just in time for Sunday’s KwikTrip 250, as he held off a hard charging Chase Elliott and brought home the victory for Richard Childress Racing.

It is his first victory in his 91st start, RCR’s first win since Texas in 2020 and becomes the 13th different winner and fifth first time winner in 2022. He also won after finishing 2nd five times before.

Chase Elliott came home in second after dominating a large portion of the race. He was passed for good after a spirited battle with Reddick on lap 47.

Kyle Larson finished in 3rd, about 10 seconds behind the leader.

For some of our other points contenders this year, the race did not come without hiccups. Denny Hamlin was penalized twice for driving through too many pit boxes and finished 17th, Joey Logano had an early incident with Bubba Wallace and never seemed to recover, finishing 27th. Kyle Busch was scheduled to start 13th but an engine change relegated him to the rear of the field. After an early race spin and issues with the race car, he finished 29th. His brother Kurt finished one spot behind where he started, bringing it home 23rd.

It was a race almost entirely devoid of attrition. There were no cautions for incident in the race, and not an incredible amount of on-track action outside of the battle for the win between Reddick and Elliott. In fact, the most dramatic situation of the race occurred when Reddick’s own teammate Austin Dillon suffered a flat tire with two to go that very well could have prompted a caution, spoiling another shot at a win for Reddick. Thankfully for Richard Childress’s blood pressure however, Dillon was able to safely get off the track without incident.

Next on the schedule is Atlanta, a track the teams will be visiting for a second time this season under the new configuration. With just 8 races to the cutoff race and an unpredictable track ahead it looks to be a must watch weekend ahead.

Final Results:

  1. Tyler Reddick
  2. Chase Elliott
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Ross Chastain
  5. Daniel Suarez
  6. Chris Buescher
  7. Austin Cindric
  8. Michael McDowell
  9. A.J. Allmendinger
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. Ryan Blaney
  12. Alex Bowman
  13. Martin Truex Jr.
  14. Case Briscoe
  15. Cole Custer
  16. William Byron
  17. Denny Hamlin
  18. Christopher Bell
  19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  20. Ty Dillon
  21. Joey Hand
  22. Harrison Burton
  23. Kurt Busch
  24. Justin Haley
  25. Todd Gilliland
  26. Erik Jones
  27. Joey Logano
  28. Aric Almirola
  29. Kyle Busch
  30. Kyle Tilley
  31. Austin Dillon (DNF)
  32. Cody Ware
  33. Brad Keselowski
  34. Corey LaJoie
  35. Bubba Wallace (DNF)
  36. Josh Bilicki
  37. Loris Hezemans (DNF)

Published by Phillip Spain

A 25 year veteran in the world Motorsports, Phil loves anything with an engine. When he’s not watching cars, he’s out with family.

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