Oh. My. Goodness. Sheldon Creed was sitting pretty, as he had the second-fastest qualifying lap of the final round of NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying for the first-ever Street Course event in Series history — The Loop 121 at Chicago.
Second wasn’t good enough, and Creed pushed his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro around the course in an effort to knock Cole Custer from the pole position.
Heading out of Turn 7 and into Turn 8 of the 12-turn 2.200-mile street course through downtown Chicago, Creed pushed it a little too much. His No. 2 Chevrolet lost traction, and he collided the back of his car into the outside retaining wall. The damage was massive.
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While Creed crashed, he will officially be credited with the second starting spot in the first-ever NASCAR Xfinity Series street race, but due to the massive damage, which will send him to a backup car, Creed will need to drop to the rear of the 38-car field before the green flag on Saturday.