Sheldon Creed is the driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro SS for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The Alpine, Calif., native brings an accomplished racing background that includes a NASCAR Truck Series Championship (2020), an ARCA Menards Series Championship (2018) and two Stadium SUPER Truck Series Championships (2016, 2015) to his first season with Richard Childress Racing and first fulltime effort in the NXS.
Creed has a most diverse racing resume. He began riding BMX bikes in 2000 - when he was just three years old and two years later he won a state championship two years later. In 2013, he competed in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and finished in the top three in points. He was named the Rallycross X-Games Gold Medalist in 2015. Creed is a two-time Stadium SUPER Trucks Series champion (2015, 2016) and owns the most all-time wins in Stadium SUPER Trucks history. His first experience in sports car racing was in May 2017, when he raced in the Trans-Am Series event at Road Atlanta.
Creed competed in his first full season in 2018 in the ARCA Menards Series and brought home the series title. He scored four wins, four poles, and claimed 16 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes in 20 starts and won the championship by 461 points. Creed has made 39 career starts in the ARCA Series. In addition to his four victories, he also has five poles, 22 top-five and 28 top-10s.
From 2016-2018 Creed made seven starts in the Truck Series for GMS, Mittler Motorsports, Young’s Motorsports and SS Green Light Racing. The highlight came at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018 when Creed scored a fifth-place finish for GMS.
In 2019 Creed competed fulltime in the Truck Series with GMS, collecting four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes during his rookie season in the series. He enjoyed a breakout season in 2020, winning five races and capturing the series championship. Creed finished with nine top-fives and 13 top-10s and was remarkably consistent, completing 99.2 percent of total possible laps.
Creed backed up his championship season with a strong campaign in 2021. He won three races and once again qualified for the series Playoffs, making it to the Round of 8. He finished with nine top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. In three seasons in the Truck Series, Creed racked up eight wins, 24 top-five and 37 top-10 finishes in 75 starts.
He enters his rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with four starts in the series dating back to his debut with Johnny Davis at Mid-Ohio. His best finish was a 10th-place effort for car owner B.J. McLeod in the 2021 season finale at Phoenix Raceway. He also has one other start with Davis and one with JR Motorsports.
Prior to his one Xfinity Series start in 2021, Creed made three other series starts. The first was in 2017 at Mid-Ohio for JD Motorsports. He competed at Road America in 2017 and in 2019, he wheeled the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet at Daytona.
Creed currently resides in Statesville, NC.
Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team finding their groove with back-to-back top-five finishes
Jeff Stankiewicz is the crew chief for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro SS and driver Sheldon Creed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. While 2023 marks the second year for Stankiewicz and Creed in the No. 2 Chevrolet at RCR, the duo have been paired together since 2017 and have found success every step of the way. Notably, Stankiewicz and Creed earned the NASCAR Truck Series championship in 2020 and the ARCA Menards Series championship in 2018.
During their first year together at RCR, Stankiewicz guided rookie-of-the-year contender Creed to four top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 2022. Although they narrowly missed making the NASCAR Playoffs, the duo had several notable races, finishing second at both Darlington Raceway and Martinsville Speedway.
Stankiewicz was the crew chief for Creed at GMS Racing in the NASCAR Truck Series from 2021-2019, where Creed participated in the Drivers Edge Development program presented by Chevrolet. After spending much of the 2019 season acclimating themselves to Truck Series racing, they hit their stride in 2020 with five wins and the NASCAR Truck Series championship. They added three more wins to their Truck Series win column in 2021 before transitioning to RCR.
While competing in the ARCA Menards Series for MDM Motorsports and owners Matthew Miller, Doug Fuller, and Mark McFarland, Stankiewicz was the crew chief for Creed in 2018 and the latter half of 2017. Creed won four races, including the season finale at Kansas Speedway, and won the 2018 championship by 520 points.
Stankiewicz, a native of Clarksville, Ind., began his racing career in 2000 as a high school senior volunteering at his hometown ARCA team, Kimmel Racing, and soon joined the team fulltime. In 2005, he moved south to Richard Childress Racing where he spent the next five years as the car chief for the No. 21 and No. 29 NASCAR Xfinity Series entries. In 2010, Stankiewicz joined Braun Racing as a car chief but was promoted to crew chief midway through the season. He then moved over to Brad Keselowski Racing for the next two seasons (2011 and 2012) and spent time at GMS and Team Penske before joining forces with Creed late in the 2017 ARCA Menards Series season.
Stankiewicz resides in Troutman, NC with his wife Katie and daughter Natalie Rose.