MOORESVILLE, N.C. — 23XI Racing announced Tuesday morning Tyler Reddick will join the team in 2024.
Reddick, who raced for Ford in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, will complete the trifecta in 2024 and begin racing Toyotas for the Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan co-owned team.
“Tyler is one of the most sought-after young drivers and has been competitive in everything he’s raced,” Hamlin said. “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.”
23XI Racing currently fields the No. 23 for Bubba Wallace and the No. 45 for Kurt Busch but has expressed interest in expanding operations.
Busch will be entering his 23rd full-time season in 2023 and is currently signed to a multi-year deal.
Team President Steve Lauletta stated Tuesday the team size is TBD in 2024 but the early announcement comes as a way to utilize and build upon existing interest in the team.
“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 Steve Lauletta, president of 23XI Racing. “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.”
Reddick’s announcement was a surprise, to the seeming dismay of Richard Childress Racing, as the team issued this statement following the announcement:
“We’re proud of the success Tyler Reddick has found at Richard Childress Racing. We’re focused on winning a championship in 2022 and 2023, although timing of this announcement could not be any worse.”
Reddick has earned six NXS wins, the 2019 NXS title and one Cup win since joining Richard Childress Racing in 2019. 2023 will be his last season with the team before he moves on to 23XI in 2024.
“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.”