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Tyler Reddick reunites with Sam Hunt Racing for Xfinity start

Tyler Reddick is set to make his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season while reuniting with Sam Hunt Racing.

Reddick, who drives full-time for 23XI Racing in the Cup Series, will take over the No. 26 Toyota GR Supra on Saturday, June 29, at Nashville Superspeedway. He will have Yahoo as his primary partner for the one-off Xfinity race.

Yahoo will sponsor Sam Hunt Racing for two other races this season as Corey Heim takes over the No. 26 Toyota. Heim will have the Yahoo livery on the Xfinity car on June 15 at Iowa Speedway and on June 22 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Reddick joined Sam Hunt Racing for the first time last season. He made two starts, one at California Speedway and one at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His best finish was 13th at Las Vegas.

Reddick has achieved a significant amount of success in NASCAR's second-tier series while driving for multiple teams. He won his first race with Chip Ganassi Racing during a part-time season in 2017. He then won two races and the championship with JR Motorsports in 2018.

Reddick won another six races and his second championship in 2019 while driving for Richard Childress Racing, the team that moved him up to the Cup Series. Reddick's most recent win in Xfinity was in 2022 as he drove for Big Machine Racing.

The two-time Xfinity Series champion has limited experience at Nashville Superspeedway. He has made three Cup starts and finished no better than 18th. Reddick has made two Xfinity starts at Nashville with two different teams. He finished 15th for Jordan Anderson Racing and 21st for Big Machine Racing.

Heim, for comparison, has made 10 Xfinity starts in his career, all with Sam Hunt Racing. He first joined the team in 2023 at Dover Motor Speedway. He then made two starts at Darlington Raceway and one at Pocono Raceway while posting one top-10 finish.

Heim, who has four Truck Series wins this season, has made six Xfinity starts this season for Sam Hunt Racing. His best finish is fourth at Richmond Raceway.

Iowa and New Hampshire will both be new tracks for Heim as he continues to gain experience in the Xfinity Series. They will also fill his off-weeks as the Truck Series remains idle until Nashville on June 28.