Michigan Truck Series Recap: Sheldon Creed

(Photo: GMS Racing)

Start: 18th
Finish: 2nd

Notes:

– Sheldon Creed’s run in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway marked his second consecutive second-place finish. This is Creed’s second top-five finish and his sixth top-10 finish of the season.

– Creed finished the regular season eighth in the points standings. Creed entered the weekend in a must win playoff scenario, and ultimately missed the Round of 8 playoff group by virtue of his second-place finish.

– Creed led three times for a total of nine laps.

Quotes:

“There are so many things you say you could do. I was pretty much wide open that last two laps. I tried keeping some air on the nose and I started not handling well on the bottom in one and two so I rolled the middle on the white flag and tried to get a good pull down the back stretch. I got a little bit but the 16 did a really good job of breaking the draft and I just needed more help from the back, but they weren’t close enough to push me to him. The truck handled really good through three and four all day, I rolled the bottom and just didn’t get close enough. I don’t think my teammate could’ve helped me at all on that last restart. He restarted on the bottom. I didn’t even know where Brett (Moffitt, teammate) was, I was just eyes in my windshield trying to do everything I could to get to the 16. I knew if I could get beside him I would have a good shot at pulling him back to me or getting in front of him for a second.

“Even though we’re not in the playoffs, we’ve run second the last two weeks. I’ve gotten a lot of hate on Twitter, people bagging on me for wrecking stuff, which I have this year. The last two weeks I’ve really shown what I can do and I got a ton of speed, we just need to put it together and race better, which is what we did today.”