LAS VEGAS, Nev — After crashing out at Daytona International Speedway, and finishing 12th at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sheldon Creed headed to Las Vegas Motor Speedway looking for better results.
The day started off a shaky note as on Lap 7, his No. 2 Chevrolet spun through the infield grass, causing the race’s only natural caution, and looking as if his day may be over be it started. However, the 21-year-old would rebound, ending stage two in seventh which allowed him to earn points. The true punctuation on Creed’s day came at the end of Strat 200, where he would finish sixth, capturing his first top-10 of the season.
“I feel like we should’ve done it two weeks ago so,” Creed told POPULAR SPEED. “Just slowly building. We’re getting better. I made a mistake there at the beginning of the race. Spun it. So, we regrouped from that and, happy to be back in the top-10I think we would’ve run fifth, but I think something happened with lug nuts there on the last stop and they took a second. So overall, a good rebound from that spin early. Just ready to keep improving.”
Creed moved to GMS Racing after winning the ARCA Menards Series Championship in 2018. The impressive finish marked a sign of progress for the rookie and his team in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. It’s a progression the California-native hopes continues throughout the season.
“I think we just gotta keep working together. Our team’s really good, but we just need to keep working together and keep getting better,” Creed said.
After three races, the 21-years-old sits 10th in the standings, 26 points behind first, and only five behind eighth as the series heads into a three-week break. When the trucks do return to action, they will compete at Martinsville Speedway, where Creed will look to improve his lone start at the track which came last October, where he finished 19th.
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