Sheldon Creed led the last 80 laps to win his 2nd straight NASCAR Truck Series win in playoff and 2nd in a row at South Carolina (Darlington) Raceway.
Creed opened the 10 driver playoff with a win at the World Wide Tech Raceway. He was the defending champion and kept up the front-running show at the tough track.
How The Race Proceeded With Creed Winning In The End
He moved to the lead on the 68th lap and kept his position intact. John Hunter came close to half a second but could not gain anything else.
Creed was extremely delighted by the way the playoffs opened. He won the same race in May by moving in front, after a late restart.
Nemechek ended up being 2nd and became eligible for the second round, which had 8 drivers. The other opening-round race is at Bristol on the 16th of September.
This was the 2nd straight season that South Carolina had hosted a Truck Series playoff race. The Canadian Tire Motorsports park could not host this event due to the ongoing pandemic.
Creed does not want to run anywhere else, He joined Bobby Hamilton with 3 wins and Kasey Kahne with 2 as multiple winners at the track in Darlington.
The top 4 were included in the playoff, Stewart Friensen came 3rd and Todd Gilliland came 4th. The fifth position was given to Parker Kligerman who was the first non-playoff finisher, while Grant Enfinger came sixth.
Creed earned his 3rd Series win this season and number eight for his career. After winning the 2nd stage, Creed was never challenged in the final end despite having a pair of restarts due to cautions.