ROSSBURG, Ohio – Officials from Young’s Motorsports confirmed today that they will field two trucks for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 19.
Announced Thursday, newcomer and Australian sprint car driver Max Johnston will drive the team’s flagship No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado in his series debut with partner support from BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products.
Sheldon Creed will drive the team’s second entry, the No. 20 United Rentals Chevrolet for his second consecutive Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Creed, a native of Alpine, Calif. is a veteran of Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Stadium Super Trucks and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
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 Trucks, Creed has competed in the Stadium Super Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, ARCA Racing Series and Trans Am Series this season making him one of the most diversified drivers in the field.
Veteran crew chief Chad Kendrick will guide Johnston for his NCWTS 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…