|Born||February 28, 1932|
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|NASCAR Cup Series career|
|72 races run over 4 years|
|Best finish||28th - 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season|
|First race||1969 untitled race (Savannah Speedway)|
|Last race||1972 Texas 500 (Texas World Speedway)|
Shirey accomplished three finishes in the "top ten" (1970 Richmond 500, 1971 Asheville 300, and 1971 Kingsport 300) and has driven for 9588 laps - the equivalent of 7,398.2 miles (11,906.2 km). He started 24th on average and also finished an average of 24th place. Shirey attempted to qualify for the 1971 Daytona 500 and the 1972 Miller High Life 500 but failed. His total earnings from his NASCAR career were $30,395 ($182,055.65 when adjusted for inflation).
Compared to his meager career earnings, today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars are generally considered to be multimillionaires after their first full-time schedule. Shirey was a driver/owner for most of the races with occasional employment under former NASCAR owners Dub Clewis, John Keselowski, and David Ray Boggs. While disqualifications are rare in NASCAR, Shirey was handed a disqualification at the 1972 Northern 300 racing event that took place in Trenton International Speedway.