Race Preview: Dixie Vodka 400

Race Preview: Dixie Vodka 400

Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

 

Dixie Vodka 400

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Homestead-Miami Speedway

1 Speedway Blvd, Homestead, FL

Laps: 267
Miles: 400
Track Size: 1.5 miles
Start: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX

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Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Chevy Cares Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... This Sunday will mark Tyler Reddick's NASCAR Cup Series debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Reddick has two wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the 1.5-mile speedway, which clinched back-to-back Xfinity Series championships. Reddick also has a fourth-place finish at the track from his part-time schedule in 2017, as well as two pole awards in the Xfinity Series. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender has three NASCAR Truck Series starts at the track, starting and finishing in the top 10 for all three events.

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Richard Childress Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is one of the few race tracks where team owner Richard Childress has yet to earn a NASCAR Cup Series victory. Richard Childress Racing entries have finished second on four occasions: 2003 (Kevin Harvick), 2008 (Harvick), 2009 (Jeff Burton) and 2014 (Ryan Newman). In 64 Cup Series starts, RCR has earned nine top-five and 25 top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile, progressively-banked oval. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization has captured three NASCAR Xfinity Series wins, including 2019 when Tyler Reddick was crowned the 2019 Xfinity Series champion.  

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Catch the Action ... The first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend will be televised live Saturday, June 13, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series' second Homestead-Miami Speedway race will be televised live Sunday, June 14, beginning at 12 p.m. ET on FOX Sports One and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

The Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be televised live Sunday, June 14, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. 

TYLER REDDICK QUOTE:

You've won your last two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, granted in a different series. Does that provide any extra confidence heading into this weekend?

"It's tough to know if that experience will help me this weekend. These Cup cars are just so difficult to drive, especially in the dirty air like we saw at Atlanta and Fontana. Once the tires start to go away, it's really easy to prohibit any progress on someone who is catching you on the track by moving into the lane they're using. I even had that happen to me at Darlington last month. Being fast against the fence will be important to our long run speed this weekend, but how much we'll be able to capitalize on that will depend on where we start a run because tires will start to fall off, and other drivers will start to move up and take your line away. It's hard to maintain and close on other cars when they start doing that. It's just a new challenge that comes with the Cup Series for me. We'll need to have some versatility built into our No. 8 Chevy Cares Chevrolet this weekend, and all that depends on outright speed, what balance we bring to the track and the rest of the little things we need to have a fast car."