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Sheldon Creed Ends 2018 with Career-Best Camping World Truck Series Finish

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Sheldon Creed seemed to get better and better to end the 2018 Camping World Truck Series season.

After leading his first laps two weeks ago at Texas, Creed then backed up the result with his first top 10 at ISM Raceway. Even better? Friday’s (Nov. 16) Ford EcoBoost 200 saw the 2018 ARCA Racing Series champion score a fifth-place finish.

The result was also his first top-five performance in just Creed’s seventh Truck start. He led one lap along the way driving GMS Racing’s No. 2 Chevrolet.

“It started off slow but good pit stops, good restarts and we made good track position all night,” Creed told Frontstretch. “We ended up fifth so, overall, very good.”

With an accident to end the Texas performance, Creed then put together back-to-back top-10 finishes to his first multi-race Truck season. The fact his best result came at Homestead was also no surprise to the 21-year-old.

“It took a little bit [to adjust to the track] this morning in practice,” he said. “But for sure, running the top [lane], there were a lot of options it gave you. I played around a lot.

“I pretty much stuck to the top all night, that’s where my truck was best. Couldn’t turn the bottom like a lot of these guys could. I stuck with what worked.”

Momentum is always key heading into any offseason. With Creed also jumping to his first full-time Truck Series season for GMS in 2019, Friday was a big night for the team heading into the winter.

“There is for sure some momentum going into next year,” he said. “It gives our guys a bit of a boost and something to build on.”

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Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.

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