CONCORD, N.C. -- Tyler Reddick will try to extend his NASCAR championship run by starting from the pole Sunday in the elimination race at The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Reddick, in a Toyota for 23XI Racing, turned a lap at 102.839 mph on the hybrid road course/oval in Saturday qualifying. It was the sixth pole of Reddick's career but first on a road course.
Reddick starts Sunday's race trailing Brad Keselowski by two points to advance into the round of eight of the playoffs. Four drivers will be eliminated Sunday, and Reddick leads teammate Bubba Wallace, Ross Chastain and Kyle Busch in the bottom four of the rankings.
"This is exactly what we need to do,"
Reddick said of his pole-winning run.
"We have a plan, and this is what we needed to do on Saturday. I knew I had to go out and qualify here to give us some opportunity and some options."
Wallace, Reddick's teammate at 23XI, was fourth as Toyota took three of the top four starting positions.”