Creed Readies For Texas

Sheldon Creed

This Week’s Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Camaro SS at Texas Motor Speedway … Sheldon Creed will be making his second NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Texas this weekend. The driver of the Whelen Chevrolet made his first start in May at the 1.5-mile speedway, where he was credited with a 21st-place finish. Creed has six starts at Texas in the NASCAR Truck Series including a dominating victory in October of 2020. Creed won after starting on the pole and led 131 of 152 laps and finished with an average running position of 1.18. His other top 10 was a sixth-place finish in 2019. He enters the Texas race 14th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver standings with three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.

Whelen Celebrates 70 Years … From a small garage workshop in Connecticut in 1952 to a worldwide leader in emergency warning equipment today, Whelen Engineering continues to push the boundaries of innovation. As we mark our 70th anniversary, we’re proud to continue our founder’s mission of making it safer for those who serve and protect. Whelen has been manufacturing in America for 70 years—we never left, and we’re here to stay.

About Whelen … Whelen Engineering is a family-owned company with a pioneering spirit and a passion to protect the lives of those who protect and serve others. The company mission is to provide industry-defining safety solutions around the world, while creating a community of problem-solvers who are inspired to push boundaries and continue our legacy of delivering ground-breaking innovation. As a global leader in the emergency warning industry, Whelen has been trusted to perform since 1952, when George Whelen III invented the first rotating aviation beacon. Whelen now encompasses two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Connecticut and New Hampshire with over 750,000 square feet of engineering and manufacturing space and the largest design staff in the industry. Every part of every Whelen product is proudly designed and manufactured in America. We embrace quality as our foundation, we celebrate innovative engineering in every product we produce.


We’re heading to Texas Motor Speedway for the second time this season. What’s your mindset for the race?

“My mindset hasn’t really changed since the beginning of the season. It’s always been to go out there, put together a good race and win. It was a bummer last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway to be running as well as we were and not making the Playoffs, but I’m so proud of how hard we ran during that race. We were fighting so hard to be up front and it really showed. People know we’re here and Playoffs or not, we’re going out there to win. Once this team puts together a whole race from start to finish, we’re going to get that first win and more after that. I’m just going into Texas knowing that I need to take as many notes as possible during practice, I need to qualify well and once the race starts, just give it everything we’ve got.”

Richard Childress Racing at Texas Motor Speedway … Richard Childress Racing has two wins at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series: Jeff Burton (2007) and Austin Dillon (2020). Burton led just the final lap to grab his 19th career Cup victory. In 2020, Austin Dillon led the final 10 laps and edged teammate Tyler Reddick by just .149 seconds to score the win. The victory was Dillon’s first at Texas and the 109th all-time by RCR.

Xfinity Series Stats at Texas … RCR has five NASCAR Xfinity Series victories at Texas Motor Speedway, all by Kevin Harvick (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012). Earlier this season Austin Hill led RCR with a fifth-place finish at Texas after leading the race once for 16 laps.

Catch the Action … The NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live Saturday, September 24, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. The race will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.


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