Shepherd Will Attempt To Make Daytona 500
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Morgan Shepherd will attempt to become the oldest driver to race in the Daytona 500 when he attempts to qualify for the 56th running of the event at Daytona Int’l Speedway later this month.
Shepherd, who is 72 years old, will be driving the No. 93 Support Military Foundation Toyota in collaboration with BK Racing, Randy MacDonald and Dell Hamilton of the Support Military Foundation.
Foundation President Col Steve West, USAF and his staff have worked diligently to ensure that their Heroes Behind the Camo Experience is making a difference.
“Morgan Shepherd is a true icon in the sport of racing and driving in our honor makes us proud,” West said.
Shepherd most recently partnered with Support Military Foundation to become the oldest driver to compete in a Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., last season at the age of 71. Shepherd has competed in the Daytona 500 15 times, with a career-best finish of second in 1992 while driving for the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team.