Sheldon Creed won Sunday’s Truck Series race at Gateway to earn his third win this season
Creed led the final 13 laps after he took the lead from teammate Sam Mayer on a restart.
Todd Gilliland won the first two stages, but finished 22nd after he was forced into the Turn 2 wall by a loose Creed as they raced for the lead with 39 laps to go.
“I want to start with apologizing to (Gilliland),” Creed told FS1. “It’s so hard to pass here and I got the opportunity to get to his inside. Just was really loose getting in(to the turn) and he was close to my door. They were having such a good day. … Hate to do that to him. … He owes me one. Hats off to my guys. Great adjustments all day. Came from 17th. Had my work cut out for me.”
The win was Creed’s second during the three race “Triple Truck Challenge,” giving him a $150,000 bonus.
STAGE 1 WINNER: Todd Gilliland
STAGE 2 WINNER: Todd Gilliland
WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: GMS Racing. The team earned his fourth consecutive win and placed four of its trucks in the top seven … Stewart Friesen earned his second top five of the season … Raphael Lessard placed sixth for his third top 10 of the season.
WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Johnny Sauter fell out of the race shy of Lap 30 due to a mechanical problem. It’s his third DNF of the season … Chandler Smith finished 24th after he wrecked following contact with Ben Rhodes on Lap 78 … Jennifer Jo Cobb placed 31st after she wreck on Lap 126 … Christian Eckes suffered a broken drive shaft and dropped out with his second DNF of the year, finishing 32nd.
WHAT’S NEXT: Truck Series race at Darlington, 2 p.m. ET Sept. 6 on FS1