Sheldon Creed will start from the pole Sunday at Darlington Raceway. (Jeff Curry/Getty Images Photo)
Sheldon Creed (Jeff Curry/Getty Images Photo)

Sheldon Creed To Make Midget Debut At Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Abacus Racing will field a second entry for NASCAR Xfinity driver Sheldon Creed in the annual USAC National Midget Series event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 3-4. 

Creed will drive along full time Abacus Racing driver Maria Cofer, who made her debut with the team at this event in 2021.

“As a team, we have been talking about running a second car for a few events this year, and what better place to make that happen than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the BC39 where the team had its first race last year,” said Brent Cox, Team Principal for Abacus Racing. 

“As a driver, I want to race as much as I possibly can and to drive anything I possibly can,” Creed said. “I have always wanted to drive a midget, so I am very excited at the opportunity.”

Cofer, in her first full season with the team, is looking forward to having Creed on the team.

“To have a teammate for the first time with Abacus Racing will be something special,” Cofer said. “For it to be Sheldon is even better.” 

Abacus Racing has a test session planned for Creed in the midget before the BC39. 

“I am coming here to be competitive,” Creed said. “The level of talent at this race is always very strong, from series regulars to other entrants who come to drive this race because of its significance. I want to learn as much as I can from that test so it can translate to the event. I want to provide all the feedback I can for myself and the team.”