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Morgan Shepherd will attempt to become the oldest driver to race in the Daytona 500 when he tries to qualify later this month.
Shepherd turned 72 in October. He became the oldest driver to compete in a Sprint Cup race last summer at New Hampshire.
He'll try to qualify for the Daytona 500 in the No. 93 Support Military Foundation Toyota in collaboration with BK Racing.
Shepherd partnered with SMF when he ran New Hampshire last July. It was Shepherd's first Cup race since 2006. He ran 92 laps before retiring. Shepherd ran eight Nationwide Series races last season, and ran the full 34-race schedule in 2011.
Shepherd has competed in 15 previous Daytona 500s, with a career-best finish of second in 1992 while driving for The Wood Brothers.
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72-year old NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd thought it would be a good idea to break out the footie-four wheelers (I just made that up) on pit lane during a Nationwide qualifying event. It was actually a GREAT idea because he fell on his face like a moron. I take that back. Dude is 72 and wears a Jesus patch on his jumpsuit. It seems morally wrong…but it’s okay to watch this...
Morgan Shepherd will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500.
Should he qualify the 71-year-old Shepherd would break his own record for oldest driver to compete in a Sprint Cup Series race.
Shepherd will drive the No. 93 Toyota Camry which is a combination of BK Racing, Randy MacDonald of MacDonald Motorsports and Support Military Foundation’s Dell Hamilton.
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((HT: ESPN))And, in doing it, Morgan Shepherd would break his own record...Shepherd turned 72 in October and will try to qualify for the Daytona 500 in the No. 93 Support Military Foundation Toyota with BK Racing.Shepherd ran at New Hampshire last July- his first Cup race since 2006. Shepherd ran eight Nationwide Series races last season- earning a little over $100,000. He also ran...
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CHARLOTTE- The Daytona 500 is a mere 17 days away and another driver is confirmed to make an attempt at making the “Great American Race.” 72-year old Morgan Shepherd confirmed he will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 (February 23rd at 1PM/FOX/MRN).
Shepherd, is already the oldest driver to ever start a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race as he started last July’s...