In Just His Second Full Season, Sheldon Creed is Not Surprised to Lead the NASCAR Truck Series Standings

Published 09/15/2020, 8:00 AM EDT
Sep 6, 2020; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Sheldon Creed (2) and Brett Moffitt (23) race during the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Sheldon Creed is leading the points standings in just in his second season as a full-time driver in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The GMS Racing driver has three wins already this season and has looked a class apart on many occasions this season.

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However, being at the top of the standings after the regular season and already in the midst of a purple patch in just his second full-time season comes as no surprise for the youngster. You would think that a driver in his position would be over the moon. Creed is certainly happy, but the 22-year-old sets high standards for himself.

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Why Sheldon Creed is not satisfied

“It’s cool, but I put a lot of pressure on myself and I feel like I expect that out of me,” Creed said during a media interaction ahead of the Bristol race weekend. He said that the feeling of seeing his name at the top might truly set in later, but at the moment, he is focused on the job at hand

“It’ll set in probably later that how cool or how much work it took to get here. But I don’t know, I guess I kind of expected it out of us, so feels good,” Creed added.

The youngster is now eyeing the title. Ahead of the opening Playoffs race, Creed says there is still work to do.

Sep 6, 2020; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt (23) races Sheldon Creed (2) and Austin Hill (16) during the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Creed upbeat ahead of NASCAR Truck Series Playoffs

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We have a long way to go, so the pressure is on for sure. Coming into Bristol this weekend, we’ll keep doing our job. I know we struggled last weekend at Richmond, but (we will) be confident that we’ll have speed this weekend.

“And just got to try and score as many points as we can over the next couple of weekends,” Creed continued.

Creed sealed his place in the Playoffs quite early in the season, with a win at the Kentucky Speedway. He then won two more races at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course and the WWT Raceway.

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The Truck Series has reached its business end. The opening race of the Playoffs is this Thursday at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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