Peter Shepherd (racing driver)
Peter Shepherd III (born August 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 55 Toyota Camry for JP Motorsports. He is not related to fellow NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd.
|Born||August 13, 1986|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Car no., team||No. 55 (JP Motorsports)|
|Best finish||75th (2018)|
|First race||2018 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|7 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||54th (2006)|
|First race||2006 O'Reilly 300 (Memphis)|
|Last race||2007 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)|
|NASCAR Pinty's Series career|
|30 races run over 6 years|
|Car no., team||No. 79 (Dave Jacombs)|
|Best finish||14th (2011)|
|First race||2008 Coke Zero 200 (Cayuga)|
|Last race||2018 Pinty’s Fall Brawl 200 (Jukasa)|
|Statistics current as of November 17, 2018.|
Shepherd started in go-karts and moved on to the Thunder Car division at Flamboro Speedway. He progressed from there to Late Model running in the ALSTAR Series and then into Super Late Models with OSCAAR. Shepherd eventually worked his way into Canada's top series CASCAR running a season and a half winning races along the way as well as Rookie of the year. His prowess drew the attention of NASCAR owner Jack Roush, who invited him to Roush Racing: Driver X, the audition that was held in 2005 and televised on the Discovery Channel.
Shepherd turned heads with a surprising performance, ending up as one of six finalists in the competition.
Roush then signed Shepherd to further development, first in the ARCA RE/MAX Series in the No. 39 car for the Daytona season opener, then in several races in the Craftsman Truck Series. Shepherd's series debut was at Memphis Motorsports Park on July 22, 2006; he finished 23rd. Shepherd made two more starts that year, 31st at Nashville Superspeedway and 18th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In the 2007 season, Shepherd shared the No. 50 ride in the Craftsman Truck Series with T. J. Bell. Shepherd was later released from his development contract for lack of sponsorship. He currently runs in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series part-time for his own team. He picked up his first win at Kawartha Speedway in September 2010. Shepherd continues to run part-time in 2011, and he picked up his first win of the season on July 27 in Saskatoon.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Xfinity Series results|
|† - Qualified for Carl Edwards|
Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results|
|2007||Roush Fenway Racing||50||DAY||CAL||ATL||MAR||KAN||CLT||MFD||DOV||TEX||MCH||MLW
- "Shepherd wins Kawartha 250; Kennington Clinches Title". Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- "Shepherd Takes Win With Last-Lap Pass". Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- "Peter Shepherd – 2006 Sam's Town 250 - Memphis Motorsports Park". Jayski. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- "Peter Shepherd III – 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 28, 2018.