Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/29/14
In honor of Morgan Shepherd setting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record for oldest driver to start a race here’s a look at some of Shepherd’s stats he’s compiled along the way. Sprint Cup Series His first Sprint Cup Series start was in 1970 at the Hickory Motor Speedway. He started 10th out of the 22 cars and brought his car home 19th after dropping out with a rear end problem. He made two more starts that year, but was not back in the series until 1977. In 1977 he made three starts and then made two starts the next year in 1978. He finally got a full-time ride in 1981 and had a full-time ride until 1996. He has seven career poles, the last coming in 1989, when he started first at Watkins Glen in the #75 Valvoline Pontiac for RahMoc Enterprises. He has four career wins, the last coming in 1993 at Atlanta driving for the Wood Brothers in the famous #21 Citgo Ford. His others came in his rookie season in 1981 (Martinsville), 1986 (Atlanta), and 1990 (Atlanta). Highest points finish was fifth in 1990. Arguably his best seasons were with the Wood Brothers. He finished 12th in 1992, 7th in 1993, and 6th in 1994 before parting ways with the team. Overall he has 515 Cup starts with 63 top-5s, 168 top-10s, and 2,155 laps led. Nationwide Series In Nationwide, he has 347 career starts, 15 career wins, 6 career poles, 44 career top-5s, 67 career top-10s, and 2,139 career laps led. His 15 wins all came between 1982 and 1988, with a high of four wins in 1986. The bulk have his starts have been from 2007 and on. Camping World Truck Series On the Camping World Truck Series side he has 55 career starts without much else to show for it. He has led 25 laps, but majority of starts were during three partial seasons run between 2001-2003.
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