X-Games Gold Medal Winner, Sheldon Creed, in First Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Start This Weekend
LEXINGTON, Ohio, August 9, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Sheldon “The Showstopper” Creed, makes his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this coming weekend in the Mid-Ohio Challenge at the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and returns to the Trans Am Series for the third time this season in the First Energy Trans Am 100.
Creed will pilot the #01 United Rentals/A.M. Ortega Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports and the #77 Speedlogix/United Rentals/A.M. Ortega Dodge Challenger for Stevens-Miller Racing in his first visit to the challenging 2.25-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio circuit. In his previous two starts in the Trans Am Series, Creed scored a 9th in his debut at Road Atlanta, after a last lap collision with another car knocked him out of contention for a top-5; and he placed an impressive 4th, from 15th on the grid (due to a penalty for the above-mentioned collision in Atlanta), at the Detroit round of the series. The 19-year-old Creed, who also runs in the Trans Am Series, ARCA, K&N, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and Stadium Super Truck Series, will be making his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series start.
Creed is coming off a very busy month of July that saw him compete in five races in three different series. It was a pretty successful month with finishes of 3rd in the ARCA Racing Series event at Iowa Speedway, 5th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at NHMS, 5th again in the ARCA race at Lucas Oil Raceway and 6th (from last on the grid due to an engine change after practice), in the ARCA event at Pocono Raceway. The only blot on his July copy book came at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway where contact with another truck, while running in the top-5, caused a wreck and eventual overheating problems which resulted in a DNF/27th place finish.
Sheldon Creed on Mid-Ohio:
“I’m super excited to get to finally race in the Xfinity Series and at the famous Mid-Ohio race track. It’s going to be a tough weekend jumping back and forth between the two cars and teams, but I will have Mike Zimicki, who is a top driver coach, working with me so that should make things a lot easier. Mike has sent me a lot of notes on the track and I’ve been running it on iRacing a lot. We also have a Trans Am test day on Friday, so that will help a lot with learning the track. I know that JD Motorsports and Stevens-Miller Racing will bring really good cars, so it’s just up to me to do my job and get the most out of them!”
Also of note:
Sheldon Creed has a brand-new website, developed in conjunction with Race Face Brand Development. It features the latest news on Sheldon’s career, as well as lots of great photos, videos, and radio interviews. Check it out at www.sheldoncreedracing.com.
The First Energy Trans Am 100 will take the green flag at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 12 and will be broadcast on CBSSN on Aug. 30 at 10 p.m. ET.
The Mid-Ohio Challenge NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be broadcast live on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET also on Saturday, Aug. 12, with the pre-race show airing at 3:00 p.m.
About Sheldon Creed:
Sheldon Creed, nicknamed “The Showstopper” began racing BMX at age 3 and won 2 motocross championships at age 6. He has won at least one championship every year since 2008.
- 25 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 1st Place Finishes
- 5 Championship Off Road Racing Series 1st Place Finishes
- 2015 – X-Games Gold Medalist in Stadium Super Trucks
- 2015 & 2016 Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks Champion
- 2016 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA Series, & the world-famous Dakar Rally
- 2017 – Competing in the ARCA Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Trans Am Series, and Stadium Super Trucks Series
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Source: Sheldon Creed Racing