Denny Hamlin stands out as one of the rare athletes in the world of NASCAR who excels both as a driver and a team owner. Along with his determined and no-nonsense approach, his partnership with Michael Jordan has propelled their team to impressive success in a short period of time. In fact, their drivers have the potential to qualify for the 2023 playoffs. However, there is a greater level of expectation placed on one of the drivers compared to the other.
Tyler Reddick’s victory at Kansas Speedway caught the eye of many and gave 23XI supporters confidence that when it comes to winning, the 27-year-old driver will not hold back. He is willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means competing against his own teammate, to follow in the footsteps of his boss and secure a spot in the victory lane. In light of this, a NASCAR Hall of Famer boldly spoke out about Michael Jordan’s protege just days before the final race of the round of 12.
Dale Jarrett believes that Tyler Reddick has the potential to win at the ROVAL.
As the final race of this round approaches, Tyler Reddick sits in 9th place in the driver’s standings, only 2 points behind RFK Racing owner Brad Keselowski. His impressive track record at NASCAR’s road courses has generated a lot of excitement.
Out of his total five victories, three have been earned on road courses. When we examine his performance at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he has managed to secure two top-10 finishes out of three starts at the ROVAL. Additionally, the Monster Energy driver has an average of 33.3 points per race at this 1.5-mile racetrack.
Retired NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett emphasized the likelihood of success for California native Tyler Reddick. During a discussion with NBC analyst Nate Ryan and media personality Kim Coon, the 66-year-old stated, “Reddick’s performance on road courses has been exceptional. I think this could be his chance to win and advance. If he doesn’t, I still expect him to have a strong race.”
Reddick gained recognition for his clever approach to getting a full tire change at Kansas, which ultimately gave him an advantage over Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson in the final laps. Jarrett, on the other hand, was straightforward and acknowledged, “I am not Steve Letarte, so I cannot predict all the strategies that may come into play. However, I truly believe that this driver and team will have enough speed to control their race and decide whether to earn enough points to advance, or simply win and secure their spot.”
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As the topic of Tyler Reddick’s potential victory in the Bank of America Roval 400 was being discussed, his teammate stayed out of the spotlight due to their lackluster performance on road courses.
The NASCAR insider made a brief statement about Michael Jordan’s other staff member in just seven words.
Bubba Wallace has achieved only one top-5 finish in his entire Cup career at a road course. Additionally, out of his 5 races at Charlotte, he was only able to secure one top-10 finish. He is currently 7 points behind his teammate and 9 points below the cutline, leaving him in a precarious 10th place in the standings.
According to Nate Ryan, Bubba Wallace has shown progress on road courses, but he is still only capable of finishing in the top 10 to 15 spots at his best during the ROVAL. This may not be enough for him to advance.
Following his 23rd place finish at Talladega Superspeedway, Bubba Wallace referred to Charlotte as “just another race.”
Bubba stated that it was simply another race where the goal was to perform well and stay on the track with all four fenders and tires intact. The outcome would then be determined.
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