Sheldon Creed will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2024 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, his current Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Hill said post-race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 28.
While no official announcement has been made yet, Hill spilled the news after a chaotic finish at Martinsville where Creed and Hill kept one another from winning and making the Championship 4.
“I cannot wait for him to get out of RCR,” a frustrated Hill told media post-race. “Can’t wait ’til we have Jesse Love as a teammate, maybe he’ll work better with me. Just cannot wait for him [Creed] to go over to Joe Gibbs Racing and I don’t have to put up with his shit no more.”
Tensions between the two teammates have certainly risen throughout the 2023 season. At Bristol Motor Speedway in September, Creed got into Hill, ending the race for the No. 21 and showing signs of tensions within the RCR Xfinity crew.
Creed departs RCR after an up-and-down two years with the organization. He is still searching for his first career Xfinity Series win. The 2020 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion has 10 top-five finishes with six runner-ups. He was just a few feet away from his first victory at Martinsville but instead was eliminated from the 2023 playoffs.
Overall, Creed has 10 top fives, 28 top fives and one pole. The 2023 season was his first time making the Xfinity playoffs.
In this year’s silly season shuffle, RCR signed Love to replace Creed in the No. 2. JGR has two vacancies in its Xfinity Series program as Sammy Smith will move to JR Motorsports and John Hunter Nemechek will graduate to the NASCAR Cup Series with Legacy Motor Club.
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