Creed Takes Second Darlington Truck Win

(DARLINGTON, SC - SEP 5, 2021 - RIS) Sheldon Creed ran roughshod over the field in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series In It to Win It 200 at Darlington, heading the field for 104 of the 147 laps and only easing off late in the race. John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith were the only other lap leaders, with Smith at the front for 4 laps during a caution and Nemechek leading once for the 39 remaining laps of the "Lady in Black as Darlington is known.

Early in the race, Creed's truck looked loose and Nemechek won the first stage but Creed rebounded to dominate the final two stages and win his second straight Darlington race, saying that it "feels so good to go back to back wins" at the old South Carolina track.

Unofficial Results: 2nd Annual In It To Win It 200 September 5, 2021, Darlington Raceway, 1.366 Mile Paved

Fin, Str, Driver, Trk, Laps, St1, St2, Tms, Laps, Playoff Pts, Pts, Status
1) 1, Sheldon Creed (P), No. 2 Liftkits4less.com Chevrolet, 147, 4, 1, 3, 104, 6, 57, Running
2) 6, John Hunter Nemechek (P), No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota, 147, 1, 3, 1, 39, 1, 53, Running
3) 4, Stewart Friesen (P), No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 147, 5, 8, , , , 43, Running
4) 8, Todd Gilliland (P), No. 38 Frontline Enterprises Inc. Ford, 147, 6, 7, , , , 42, Running
5) 34, Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Food Country USA Chevrolet, 147, 9, 9, , , , 36, Running
6) 12, Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion/Curb Records Toyota, 147, , , , , , 31, Running
7) 9, Chandler Smith # (P), No. 18 JBL Toyota, 147, 8, 2, 1, 4, , 42, Running
8) 13, Johnny Sauter, No. 13 Tenda Equine & Pet Care Products Toyota, 147, , , , , , 29, Running
9) 10, Zane Smith (P), No. 21 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, 147, 3, 6, , , , 41, Running
10) 2, Matt Crafton (P), No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, 147, 2, 4, , , , 43, Running
11) 5, Carson Hocevar # (P), No. 42 Good Sam Chevrolet, 147, 7, 5, , , , 36, Running
12) 7, Austin Hill (P), No. 16 Ibaraki Toyopet Toyota, 147, , , , , , 25, Running
13) 29, Colby Howard(i), No. 9 GCM/Highland Construction Chevrolet, 147, , , , , , 0, Running
14) 16, Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 AM Technical Solutions/GOTEXAN Chevrolet, 147, , , , , , 23, Running
15) 17, Chase Purdy #, No. 23 BamaBuggies.com Chevrolet, 147, , , , , , 22, Running
16) 18, Derek Kraus, No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Toyota, 147, , , , , , 21, Running
17) 20, Josh Berry(i), No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 147, , , , , , 0, Running
18) 25, Tyler Ankrum, No. 26 LiUNA! Chevrolet, 147, , , , , , 19, Running
19) 38, Clay Greenfield, No. 68 Rackley Roofing Toyota, 146, , , , , , 18, Running
20) 27, Danny Bohn, No. 30 North American Motor Car Toyota, 146, , , , , , 17, Running
21) 26, Spencer Boyd, No. 20 Dan-O's Seasoning Chevrolet, 146, , , , , , 16, Running
22) 36, Spencer Davis, No. 11 Inox Supreme Lubricants Toyota, 146, , , , , , 15, Running
23) 28, Dawson Cram, No. 41 Be Water Chevrolet, 146, , , , , , 14, Running
24) 22, Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance Ford, 146, , 10, , , , 14, Running
25) 30, Josh Reaume, No. 34 Colonial Countertops Toyota, 146, , , , , , 12, Running
26) 33, Jordan Anderson, No. 3 Bommarito.com/Capital City Towing Chevrolet, 145, , , , , , 11, Running
27) 31, Lawless Alan, No. 45 AutoParkIt.com Chevrolet, 145, , , , , , 10, Running
28) 23, Kris Wright #, No. 02 Sim Seats Chevrolet, 144, , , , , , 9, Running
29) 14, Hailie Deegan #, No. 1 BUILT FORD TOUGH Ford, 144, , , , , , 8, Running
30) 15, Jack Wood, No. 24 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet, 143, , , , , , 7, Running
31) 11, Dylan Lupton, No. 51 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 143, , , , , , 6, Running
32) 21, Tyler Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Chevrolet, 141, , , , , , 5, Accident
33) 19, Ryan Truex, No. 40 Niece/Marquis Chevrolet, 141, , , , , , 4, Running
34) 3, Ben Rhodes (P), No. 99 Bombardier LearJet 75 Toyota, 140, 10, , , , , 4, Running
35) 37, Norm Benning, No. 6 MDS A Sign Co Chevrolet, 86, , , , , , 2, Too Slow
36) 35, Jennifer Jo Cobb, No. 10 Fastener Supply Company Ford, 75, , , , , , 1, Too Slow
37) 32, Ryan Ellis(i), No. 33 Levrack Toyota, 28, , , , , , 0, Transmission
38) 24, Tate Fogleman, No. 12 DogeCola Chevrolet, 22, , , , , , 1, Rear Gear
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie, (P) Playoffs driver

Time: 1 Hr, 54 Mins, 23 Secs.
Race Length: 147 Laps, 200.802 Miles
Average Speed: 105.331 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.531 Seconds

Stage 1 Top 10: 4, 88, 21, 2, 52, 38, 42, 18, 75, 99
Stage 2 Top 10: 2, 18, 4, 88, 42, 21, 38, 52, 75, 15

Comments: Sheldon Creed won the 2nd running of the In It To Win It 200 at Darlington Raceway, his eighth victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Caution Flags: 8 for 35 laps
Laps: 17-20 (Competition Caution [11])
23-26 (Debris frontstretch [6])
28-30 (No. 9 Spin Turn 2 [34])
47-52 (Stage 1 Conclusion [6])
68-71 (No. 02, 24, 99 Incident Turn 4 [40])
92-97 (Stage 2 Conclusion [34])
107-110 (No. 19, 45 Incident Turn 4 [22])
112-115 (No. 34 Spin backstretch [15]).

Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers
S. Creed (P) 1-9
J. Nemechek (P) 10-48
S. Creed (P) 49-63
C. Smith No. (P) 64-67
S. Creed (P) 68-147.

Cometic Gasket Pole Award: Sheldon Creed, No. 2
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Sheldon Creed, No. 2 
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chandler Smith, No. 18 

Cumulative Report - Stages
Lap, Running Order (1-10), , , , , , , , , , Speed, Rng, Out, OLL
45, 4, 88, 21, 2, 52, 38, 42, 18, 75, 99, 102.557, 38, 0, 34
90, 2, 18, 4, 88, 42, 21, 38, 52, 75, 15, 105.309, 36, 2, 27
147, 2, 4, 52, 38, 75, 98, 18, 13, 21, 88, 105.331, 33, 5, 18

Lead Changes (4) 
#, Trk, From, To, Tot.
Pole, 2, 1, 9, 9
1, 4, 10, 48, 39
2, 2, 49, 63, 15
3, 18, 64, 67, 4
4, 2, 68, 147, 80

Leaders (3)
1, No. 2, Sheldon Creed (P), 3, 104
2, No. 4, John Hunter Nemechek, 1, 39
3, No. 18, Chandler Smith # (P), 1, 4

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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