ROSSBURG, Ohio – Young’s Motorsports will field a second truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 19.
In addition to Australian sprint car driver Max Johnston, who will drive the No. 02 Chevrolet with sponsorship from BRANDT, the team will field the No. 20 United Rentals Chevrolet Sheldon Creed.
“I’m glad to have another shot at Eldora,” said Creed. “Hopefully, we can get our No. 20 United Rentals Chevrolet dialed in and have a good handle on our truck on Tuesday night that will carry over to qualifying, the heat races and the feature on Wednesday night.”
Creed, a native of Alpine, Calif., and a veteran off-road racer, will be making his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Eldora.
Among the accolades for the 19-year-old driver include two back-to-back championships in the Stadium SUPER Truck series in 2015 and 2016, an X-Games gold medalist in Stadium SUPER Trucks in 2015 and a former Dakar Rally competitor.
In addition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks, Creed has competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, ARCA Racing Series and Trans-Am Series this season.
Veteran crew chief Chad Kendrick will guide Johnston for his Truck Series debut, while current truck chief Andrew Abbott will call the shots for Creed in the 150-lap race.
“We are very proud and excited to field two trucks for Eldora,” said Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young. “Young’s Motorsports prides itself on bringing strong and competitive race vehicles to the track and the opportunity to bring two trucks to one of the most anticipated races of the year is really a chance for us to shine.
“Both Max and Sheldon have been successful in their respective racing series on dirt and Sheldon has been to Eldora before – so we’ll be leaning on him to help guide Max if he has any questions. The trucks look good and we’re proud to represent great corporations like BRANDT and United Rentals.”