Meanwhile, there’s no retirement for Morgan Shepherd, who is still going at 74 years old.
The veteran NASCAR driver announced Wednesday that he’ll compete in the Feb. 20 Xfinity Series season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
Shepherd will extend a personal DIS record with his 92nd career start there.
Yes, you read that right – 92 starts at the superspeedway, per the track’s media guide. Broken down, that’s: Xfinity Series (26 starts), Trucks (3 starts), Sprint Unlimited qualifiying race (1 start), Sprint Unlimited (5 starts), Can-Am Duel (23), Coke Zero 400 (18 starts) and Daytona 500 (15).
“Our Camaro is coming together nicely,” Shepherd said in a media release. “It’s from the (Richard Childress Racing) shop, so we know it’s a fast car.
“And now that Tony Furr has come on board as crew chief, I think we’re starting out pretty well.”
Furr is a veteran crew chief who previously worked for Hendrick Motorsports, Petty Enterprises, Felix Sabates Racing and Cale Yarborough Racing, among others.
“Morgan’s got a good ride for Daytona, there’s no doubt about that,” Furr said. “We just have to get it prepared properly so when we unload, we are competitive from the get go.”