Possible Tyler Reddick replacements: No. 2 – Sheldon Creed
If sponsorship holds up Austin Hill from a NASCAR Cup Series promotion, Richard Childress Racing should look into signing his Xfinity Series teammate, Sheldon Creed. Creed left the Truck Series after last year to sign with Richard Childress Racing and brought Whelen on board as the primary sponsor of the #2 Chevrolet.
His first full season year in the Xfinity Series hasn’t been as impressive as that of his teammate, as Creed has no wins and fewer top five and top 10 finishes than Hill.
But with 3CHI seemingly serving as a Tyler Reddick sponsor, and not a Richard Childress Racing sponsor, the team will need to figure out what company will be on the #8 Chevrolet come 2024.
Whelen has been a strong partner in NASCAR, even serving as a title sponsor for their modified series. If Creed can continue to at least run consistently, there’s seemingly no reason for them not to continue backing the 24-year-old.
He may not be quite the candidate Hill is, but Creed isn’t a bad option. His eight wins and championship in the Truck Series show his ability, and an extra year in the Xfinity Series could be all he needs before making the leap to the Cup Series to replace Reddick in the #8 Chevrolet.
Much like signing Hill, signing Creed would be a win-win scenario. Creed would get another year to hone his craft, and the team would get a season to prepare for life without Reddick. If sponsorship or other behind-the-scenes reasons prevent Hill from taking over from Reddick in 2024, look for Creed as another potential candidate.