Tyler Reddick at a NASCAR Cup Series practice on Oct. 15, 2022. Oct 15, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick (8) during practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Reddick had to pull out of Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR race in Martinsville after suffering an apparent head injury. During the race, Reddick pulled himself out of the race and then was checked by NASCAR’s infield medical staff to see what was wrong, and dropped out of the race as a result.

Richard Childress Racing released this statement after Reddick left the race.

“Tyler Reddick wasn’t feeling well during today’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, prompting him to get out of the car early,” the statement said. “He was evaluated and released from the infield care center, where he passed his neurological evaluation.”

RCR also said that Reddick (seen above during an Oct. 15 practice) will be reevaluated later in the week. Reddick could be heard on his radio saying that he had never felt that way before.

Reddick had made news earlier this year when he announced he would be leaving RCR racing and the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin’s team, 23XI. The deal was supposed to take place two years from now. But Richard Childress was not only not pleased with the announcement, but the timing of the announcement that came during the heart of the NASCAR season, so he forced Reddick out.

Reddick will be joining fellow NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on the team next year. Reddick is one of the hottest drivers in NASCAR, so it was a huge coup to grab him from RCR . Hopefully, he will be healthy enough to race next Sunday in the NASCAR finale.

[RCR; photo from Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports]

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