Morgan Shepherd becomes oldest driver to start a Sprint Cup race

By Evan Hilbert |

Morgan Shepherd has become the oldest person to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

Shepherd, 71, started 41st in a 43-car field on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It marks his first start since 2006. Shepherd debuted on the circuit in 1970.

Before Sunday, Jim Fitzgerald held the record for oldest driver after starting a race at age 65 in 2006.

According to the Associated Press, Shepherd plans to finish the race and start a future Sprint Cup race.

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