Friday night’s NASCAR Championship Weekend opener didn’t disappoint. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series went into NASCAR Overtime to decide their champion.
After pitting for tires and restarting 9th, 23-year-old, Sheldon Creed took the lead within a single lap and held off his championship competitors in the two-lap shootout to become a NASCAR Champion. Creed’s sophomore season was remarkable earning a series high, five wins, and claiming the championship after only one full year of experience in 2019.
Creed’s teammate, Brett Moffitt, the 2018 Truck Series Champion, led a race-high, 78 of the 155 laps, before a late-race caution moved the championship round into Overtime.
“The caution came out and we were like, ‘we’ve got nothing to lose’,” Creed said of the decision to pit for tires. “I pride myself on my restarts week-in and week-out and just nailed the restart right there.
“I was just driving as hard as I can, I wanted this thing so bad.”
This was Creed’s fifth win of the season, his only Truck Series wins of his career. This is Creed’s second title across the NASCAR series’ earning an ARCA title in 2018.
NASCAR Championship Weekend continues tomorrow in the Xfinity Series’ Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200, and the ARCA Menards West Series’ Arizona Lottery 100. The Weekend is capped off by the NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Sunday.
— Devon Henry (@devonhenry77) November 7, 2020