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Morgan Shepherd Set to Become Oldest NASCAR Starter

NASCAR remains one of the most popular spectator sports in the country, and it appeals to fans of all ages. The speed of the cars, the roar of the engines, and the thrill of the competition keep people riveted, and there is nothing quite like seeing one of these races in person. Television simply does not do it justice! The races as fun, and some of them even have some history making moments. For example, in July, Morgan Shepherd, at 71 years old, will become the oldest NASCAR driver to start in the Sprint Cup. The current record holder as the oldest to started a race is Jim Fitzgerald, who raced at the Riverside International Speedway when he was 65 years old.

Shepherd has been racing in NASCAR for decades and has four Sprint Cup victories throughout his career. His first start was all the way back in 1970 at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. It promises to be a fun race, as most NASCAR events are. Of course, even if you can’t make it to this race, you can be sure that more are coming up! They have these races at tracks all around the country, and each of the tracks seems to have their own personality.

Some of the popular tracks include the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Daytona International Speedway. No matter where you might be in the country, or where you might be taking your next vacation, there’s a very good chance that a NASCAR track is nearby! Start looking to see where the nearest raceway is to you so you can plan your trip.

NASCAR is quickly overtaking other sports in terms of popularity. The sport has its own personalities, its own style and people just can’t get enough. If you and your friends or family love watching NASCAR at home on the television, you should get off the couch and out into the stands. Buy some tickets to an event near you and spend an entire day reveling in the glory that is NASCAR!

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