Sheldon Creed to Make His Full-Time Xfinity Series Debut for Richard Childress Racing in 2022

Published 09/15/2021, 4:43 AM EDT
Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Sheldon Creed during the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, the Richard Childress Racing team confirmed another name for the 2022 Xfinity Series season. Current Truck Series driver Sheldon Creed will graduate to the Xfinity Series next year. The best part is that he will compete on a full-time basis for the outfit.

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For now, Creed is seeing out his current Truck Series contract with GMS Racing. He joined the outfit through Chevrolet’s Drivers Edge Development Program. Since then, he has grown as a driver in leaps and bounds. Among his accolades are the 2018 ARCA Menards Series championship and the 2020 NASCAR Truck Series Championship.

“Sheldon has proved himself as a talented driver during his short NASCAR Career and we know that he will help contribute to RCR’s competitive NASCAR Xfinity Series program with his drive to succeed,” said RCR owner, Richard Childress.

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“I am looking forward to watching his career continue to develop as a RCR driver and feel confident that he will represent RCR well both on and off the track.”

What is Sheldon Creed up to now?

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For now, the 24-year-old is locked in a tussle with the likes of John Hunter Nemechek for the Truck Series title. Creed has been in good form lately, with two consecutive wins in the last couple of races. In addition to that, he has amassed eight career wins in the Truck series.

Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Sheldon Creed celebrates after winning the Lucas Oil 150 and the 2020 Truck Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“To drive for a legendary team like Richard Childress Racing and have the support of Richard Childress means everything to me,” said Creed. “So many current NASCAR Cup Series stars got their start in RCR’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program, so it is an honor to be able to add my name to that prestigious list. I am grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to 2022.”

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This weekend, Sheldon Creed will be gunning for a hat-trick of wins. It will definitely hand him a huge advantage in the first Playoff round. However, he will have to be mindful of a challenge from the likes of John Hunter Nemechek, Matt Crafton, and others.

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