GMS Racing NGOTS Phoenix Recap

By November 11, 2019 December 4th, 2019 News

Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet Silverado

START: 3rd | FINISH: 12th | POINTS: 11th
Notes & Quotes:—
– Sheldon Creed qualified third for Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150. Crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz went off strategy and brought Creed in to pit under the second caution of the night on Lap 24 for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment to help the handling of the No. 2 Silverado.
– After staying out under the Stage One break, Creed gained the lead on Lap 50 and led the field to green to begin Stage Two. Creed continued to battle the balance of his Chevy throughout the race and fell back to finish Stage Two in the eighth position. Creed ultimately finished Friday night’s even in the 12th position.
– Creed led once for 16 laps. This is the ninth race of the 2019 season in which Creed has led laps.

“I’m just so thankful to my guys for not giving up all day. We tried so hard to get it better, and we had speed at times. We just never got our balance right. We’ve got one race left this season so we’ll go to Homestead and give it everything we got and hopefully we can get it done next week.”

Sam Mayer, No. 21 Manpower U.S. Chevrolet Silverado

START: 21st | FINISH: 19th
Notes & Quotes:—
– Mayer started 21st and steadily climbed up in the field in the opening laps. Mayer pitted under the second caution of the night to address the handling of his Silverado and to get off strategy from some of the leaders. Mayer stayed out during the first stage break and started Stage Two in fourth.
– Mayer continued to battle the balance of his Manpower Chevrolet throughout the night and ended Stage Two in 13th. Mayer was involved in an incident in Turn 3 on Lap 101 that resulted in some minor rear end damage for the No. 21. Mayer finished the race in the 19th position.

“Tonight was tough. We struggled to find overall balance and speed all night. We were involved in that wreck with the 8 and that made it worse. I just had to hang on to it and try to keep it together until the end of the race. We have another shot at Phoenix with the K&N West race Saturday night so hopefully that’ll go better for our team.”

Brett Moffitt, No. 24 Plan B Sales Chevrolet Silverado

START: 12th | FINISH: 10th | POINTS: 3rd
Notes & Quotes:—
– Brett Moffitt qualified 12th for Friday night’s event and had broken into the top 10 when the first caution of the night flew on Lap 3. Moffitt battled through the field and finished Stage One in the fifth position, earning valuable stage points.
– Moffitt battled the handling of his Silverado all night and ultimately finished 10th in the Lucas Oil 150. This is Moffitt’s 16th top-10 finish of the 2019 season.
– NASCAR announced shortly after the conclusion of Stage Two that Moffitt had clinched a spot in the Championship 4 to compete for his second NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series title.

“I certainly feel better about next week than I did this week. We just struggled all day with our Plan B Sales Chevy Silverado. It was really special to honor all the veterans and everyone who supported that program this weekend. I wish we could’ve ran better for them, but I hope it brought joy to some of their families. We had a bad day, we’ll move on. We’ll go to Homestead where I feel a lot better and we’ll go race with the 88 and the 45 and our GMS teammate the 52.”