2020 NASCAR Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed is set to make his Cup Series debut this September at Kansas Speedway, driving for Live Fast Motorsports.
Live Fast Motorsports announced that 2020 NASCAR Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed is set to make his Cup Series debut for the team in September’s round of 16 playoff race at Kansas Speedway, the Hollywood Casino 400 Presented by Barstool Sportsbook.
The 25-year-old Alpine, California native is set to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet in this 267-lap around the four-turn, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) Kansas City, Kansas oval with sponsorship from Whelen Engineering, his primary sponsor in the Xfinity Series.
Creed is currently in his second full season competing in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing behind the wheel of the No. 2 Chevrolet.
Live Fast Motorsports entered the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021.
In 2021 and 2022, team co-owner B.J. McLeod was the team’s only driver for all oval races other than the dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the team have taken a different approach in 2023. Josh Bilicki and Anthony Alfredo have already competed in two oval races for the team this year.
Beyond this coming Sunday afternoon’s Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in which McLeod is set to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet for the 13th time this season, the playoff race at Kansas Speedway is the only one of 16 remaining races on this year’s schedule for which the team have confirmed a driver.
Creed is still seeking his first career Xfinity Series victory. After finishing in 14th place in the point standings last year, he sits in 10th through 17 races on the 2023 schedule with a top finish of second at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Hollywood Casino 400 Presented by Barstool Sportsbook is set to be broadcast live on USA Network from Kansas Speedway beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 10. If you have not yet begun a free trial of FuboTV, do so today and don’t miss any upcoming NASCAR action!