Los Angeles Times

Reddick’s big month ends in Cup victory


Tyler Reddick this month already grabbed his first Cup career victory, qualified for NASCAR’s playoffs and signed a big contract with a new team.

Now he has a triumph at Indianapol­is Motor Speedway.

Reddick closed the best month of his career with an overtime win Sunday on the road course at Indy to give him two victories in the last five Cup races.

“We just know what we’re capable of, and we did that at Road America,” Reddick said. “If we change nothing, we keep working really, really hard, we find a way to victory lane.”

Reddick broke through for his first career victory on July 3 at Road America in Wisconsin, then announced nine days later he was leaving Richard Childress Racing in 2024 to drive for 23XI, the team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.

Win No. 2 seemed to be easily within reach as Reddick was comfortabl­y out front for 15 late laps when debris from Christophe­r Bell’s car brought out the fourth caution of the race with only six laps to go.

It set up a restart with three laps left and Reddick lined up alongside road course ace Chase Elliott, who brief ly got past Reddick for the lead until he was spun for another caution that sent the race into overtime.

Reddick on the next restart had to hold off defending race winner AJ Allmending­er, who won Saturday in the Xfinity Series.

Verstappen prevails in Hungary

Formula One champion Max Verstappen overcame a spin and his worst starting spot of the season to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

His eighth win of the season pushed Verstappen’s lead to 80 points over Charles Leclerc as F1 heads into its midseason break.

Mercedes placed both its cars on the podium for the second straight race; seventime F1 champion Lewis Hamilton carved his way from seventh to a secondplac­e finish, teammate and pole-sitter George Russell was third.

Schumacher beats Force in Top Fuel

Tony Schumacher raced to his 86th victory and first since 2020, beating Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.

Schumacher, 52, had a 3.977-second run at 251.34 mph against Force in the final.

Robert Hight won for the sixth time this season in Funny Car, and Troy Coughlin Jr. topped the pro stock field for the first time.

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