Sheldon Creed finished third in the Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid at Pocono Raceway on Sunday after leading 31 laps in the race.
Creed’s top five finish, the second time he has achieved that result this year, added 54 points to his season total.
Creed started in second position and led 31 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of two times. The fifth-year driver has accumulated six top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in his career.
Saturday’s race was the first of Creed’s career at Pocono Raceway.
The Alpine, California native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 13 spots higher than his career mark of 14.6 and completing the race 13 places ahead of his 16.2 career average finish.
Creed’s third-place finish was against 40 other drivers. The race endured nine cautions and 29 caution laps. There were eight lead changes.
Brandon Jones took the checkered flag in the race, followed by Austin Hill in second place. After Creed’s third-place finish, Todd Gilliland brought home fourth, and Ben Rhodes closed the top five.
Creed got off to a great start in the race, winning Stages 1 and 2, but couldn’t hang on to end up in Victory Lane.