LEXINGTON, Ohio — Sheldon Creed will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut this Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, driving for JD Motorsports in the Mid-Ohio Challenge.
Creed will pilot the No. 01 United Rentals/A.M. Ortega Chevrolet Camaro for team owner Johnny Davis as part of a four-car effort out of the JD Motorsports stable, as he makes his 13th stock car start and second NASCAR national series start of the year.
In addition, Creed will also return to the Trans Am Series for the third time this season in the First Energy Trans Am 100, driving the No. 77 Speedlogix/United Rentals/A.M. Ortega Dodge Challenger for Stevens-Miller Racing.
The weekend will mark Creed’s first visit to the challenging 2.25-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio circuit.
“I’m super excited to get to finally race in the XFINITY Series and at Mid-Ohio, to boot,” said Creed. “It’s going to be a tough weekend … jumping back and forth between the two cars and teams, but I will have Mike Zimicki (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!”
In his previous two starts in the Trans Am Series, Creed scored a ninth-place finish in his debut at Road Atlanta, after a last lap collision with another car knocked him out of contention for a top-five. He then charged from 15th to fourth (due to a grid penalty for the above-mentioned collision in Atlanta) in the Detroit round.
The 19-year old also runs in the Trans Am Series, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Stadium Super Truck Series.
Creed is coming off a very busy month of July that saw him contest five races in three different series, finishing third in the ARCA event at Iowa Speedway, fifth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, fifth in the ARCA race at Lucas Oil Raceway and sixth (from last on the grid due to an engine change after practice) in the ARCA event at Pocono Raceway.
He also ran the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway, where contact with another truck while running in the top five caused a wreck and later overheating problems, leading to a 27th-place finish.
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