Sheldon Creed, who sits 14th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings with one race left in his rookie campaign, will return to Richard Childress Racing in the No. 2 car for the 2023 season.
According to a press release from the team on Wednesday, Whelen Engineering will once again return as the primary sponsor for the effort for the entire 33-race schedule.
For Whelen, they have become very impressed with Creed’s aggressive style behind the wheel and are excited to continue building their partnership for another season.
“Whelen Engineering is proud to continue our partnership with both Richard Childress Racing and Sheldon Creed in 2023,” said Peter Tiezzi, III, general manager of motorsports and project manager for Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. “RCR and Sheldon both share Whelen’s passion for technology and innovation, and we’ve been particularly impressed with Sheldon’s tenacity behind the wheel and relationship-building skills with our employees and key customers. We’re looking forward to continuing to build on our strong partnership.”
Creed is ready to build upon his rookie campaign, where he has been close to victory several times.
“I’m proud to continue my relationship with Richard Childress Racing and Whelen Engineering and look forward to building on the foundation we laid together in 2022,” said Creed. “It’s been a dream come true to drive for a legendary car owner such as Richard Childress, and I truly appreciate my relationship with Peter and everyone at Whelen Engineering. My goal is to go out and win races and championships for RCR and Whelen, and to continue to showcase their American made products to race fans throughout the country.”
The 25-year-old driver won five races and scored the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship in 2020 and followed that campaign up with a three-win season in the Truck Series in 2021.
For 2022, the California native moved to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, where he has recorded four top-five finishes and 12 top-10s through 32 races.
Creed returning to Richard Childress Racing for the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is the latest driver/team pairing confirmation. To keep up with all of the drivers and team pairings for the 2023 season, follow the TobyChristie.com 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver / Team Chart: