By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
On the cusp of winning the ARCA Racing Series championship, and fresh off a triumphant victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Race Sept. 13, GMS Racing announced Tuesday that Sheldon Creed will run the final four Camping World Truck Series races in the brand new No. 28 Chevrolet Silverado.
The 20-year-old, who has a diverse background in racing that goes from stock cars to the X-Games, said it’s going to be a learning curve of handling of the series, beginning at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 27.
“I’m super excited for this new opportunity at GMS Racing,” said Creed. “I know I have a lot to learn so I’m going in to this with an open mindset. I want to try to gain as much knowledge as I possibly can in these four races.”
Creed will have Doug Randolph making the calls in this campaign, and said he has been impressed in what he’s seen from the Alpine, California native, including his easy adaptation into different racing divisions.
“I’m excited to see what these final four races will hold for our No. 28 team,” said Randolph. “Sheldon (Creed) has proven himself on the race track in every level of racing he has been in. Stepping up to trucks for these final races will take some patience and learning for us all, but I’m sure he will get adjusted quickly and will be competitive. I’ve always enjoyed working with younger drivers and I’m looking forward to getting started with Sheldon.”
Martinsville will mark Creed’s fourth career series start and only his second of the season after finishing 16th at Eldora Speedway July 18, his best to date.
For now, his eyes is on wrapping up the ARCA title, where he has a 400-point lead over Zane Smith, as the season has two more rounds, beginning at Indianapolis Raceway Park Oct. 6 before the finale at Kansas Speedway Oct. 19. In 18 starts this season, Creed has three wins, four poles, 14 top-fives and 16 top-tens.
Further announcements such as a sponsorship will be announced at a later date.