Lira Motorsports announces today that Sheldon Creed, full-time driver of the No. 38 Safecraft Ford Fusion, will be testing the high banks of Talladega on Monday, April 18, in preparation for the General Tire 200 on April 29.
A newcomer to superspeedways, Creed is curious as to what Talladega has to offer. He has never been on a track of this magnitude, and he claims that he doesn’t know what to expect.
“I’ve tested at Kansas before, but that’s the largest track I’ve ever been on,” Creed said. “Talladega is much bigger, so I can’t wait to see what it’s like and how a car handles there.”
This is a big transition for Creed. While familiar with short tracks, he is looking forward to his superspeedway transition. It’s a transition that he believes won’t be easy but a challenge, a huge learning curve that he’s excited to tackle.
“The transition from a short track to a superspeedway is huge. I believe short tracks have a lot more to do with the driver rather than the superspeedways, but it’s about managing the draft. Drafting becomes a factor which I’ll have to learn quick coming in to the race,” Creed said.
Creed is excited for the opportunity to test at Talladega. He knows the prestige that the track holds and the history within it.
“I’m looking forward to being at Talladega and taking in the history of it all. I can’t thank Carlos and Safecraft enough for giving me the opportunity to run with this team.”
About Safecraft Safety Equipment: Safecraft is a supplier of safety equipment for motorsports, aviation, and marine industries. They specialize in high quality fire suppression systems that are used in a very wide range of racing. Their extinguishers are used more than any other brand in NASCAR, NHRA, and SCCA.
About Lira Motorsport: Lira Motorsports is a multi-car, multi-series race team owned by Carlos and Amanda Lira. The team competes in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series, and IMSA Sportscar events nationwide. Lira Motorsports’ ARCA and NASCAR Truck programs are operated from an 18,000 square foot shop in Mooresville, North Carolina, and the late model team operates from a 12,000 square foot facility in Port Orange, Florida, just minutes from Daytona International Speedway.
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