Eldora Truck Series Preview: Sheldon Creed

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Notes:

– Creed returns to the site of his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start this week in Eldora. Creed’s dirt background includes the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Speed Energy Stadium Trucks, the world-famous Dakar Rally and the acclaimed Baja 1000. He was a gold medalist in Stadium Super Trucks at X-Games Austin in 2015 and won the K&N Pro Series West race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in 2018.

– The No. 2 team will utilize chassis No. 021 this week in Eldora. This chassis last went to victory lane in 2016 at Eldora with Kyle Larson and finished in the top 10 in both 2017 and 2018.

– Creed has led 135 laps this season, the most of any rookie candidate.

Quote:

“Eldora is awesome. I love the atmosphere, they really do a great job of packing the stands every race. When the track gets slicked down during the race I think that really levels the playing field between the dirt guys and the asphalt guys. It’s a crazy race, but it’s all about just being around at the end. You just need to find your line and make it work for you.”