There are probably about five people on the planet that could have made the caliber of save that Sheldon Creed was able to make in Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Auto Club Speedway.
Creed, who was running inside the top-10 at the time of the incident, moved to the inside to defend against Josh Berry, but made the move too late, sending him careening toward the inside wall at a high-rate of speed.
That could have been much, MUCH worse. We're gonna call this a save by Sheldon Creed. Whoa. pic.twitter.com/gdacNeIZra
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 27, 2023
By some miracle, Creed was able to step on the throttle as he approached the inside wall backwards, keeping his Whelen-sponsored entry from making a significant impact with the SAFER Barrier, an impact which would have ended his evening.