Morgan Shepherd Seeking Daytona 500 Record


Morgan+Shepherd+Daytona+500+Speed+Week+Day+bECk5lEyzkMlLast July Morgan Shepherd became the oldest driver to compete in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event when he qualified for the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire.

 

Shepherd hopes to rewrite the history book one more time, in a couple of weeks at Daytona with the help of Support Military Foundation.   Morgan Shepherd age 71 will attempt to qualify for February 23rd’s Daytona 500.    If Shepherd qualifies for the race, he would be the oldest driver to ever compete in the Daytona500 breaking the record set by Dave Marcis in 2002 at the age of 61. Shepherd last competed at Daytona in July of 2004, and is seeking his first start in the 500 since February 1997.   Shepherd will pilot the #93 Toyota prepared by BK Racing as part of a collaboration with MacDonald Motorsports & Support Military Foundation.  No sponsor has been named at the present time, but is expected to be revealed before speedweeks.

 

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