71-year old Morgan Shepherd made history today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, becoming the oldest driver ever to compete in a Sprint Cup Series race.
The previous record belonged to Jim Fitzgerald, who ran at Riverside, CA in 1987 at age 65.
Morgan completed 70 laps of the Camping World RV Sales 301 before taking the No. 52 BK Motorsports car to the garage.
Shepherd is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, and I was fortunate enough to interview him at Martinsville a couple of years ago.
Sunday marked Shepherd’s first Cup start since 2006. He has four career wins, seven poles, and three top-7 finishes in NASCAR’s top series.
Here’s hoping Shepherd will continue to be able to drive his “Jesus Car” in the Nationwide Series while setting records and changing lives around the NASCAR garage.
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