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Peter Shepherd (racing driver)

Peter Shepherd III (born August 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver. He last competed 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.

Peter Shepherd
Born (1986-08-13) August 13, 1986 (age 33)
Brampton, Ontario
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 55 (JP Motorsports)
2018 position75th
Best finish75th (2018)
First race2018 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
7 races run over 2 years
2007 position55th
Best finish54th (2006)
First race2006 O'Reilly 300 (Memphis)
Last race2007 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
30 races run over 6 years
Car no., teamNo. 79 (Dave Jacombs)
2018 position15th
Best finish14th (2011)
First race2008 Coke Zero 200 (Cayuga)
Last race2018 Pinty’s Fall Brawl 200 (Jukasa)
Wins Top tens Poles
5 24 2
Statistics current as of November 17, 2018.

Racing careerEdit

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.[1] Shepherd continues to run part-time in 2011, and he picked up his first win of the season on July 27 in Saskatoon.[2]

In 2018, Shepherd finally made his Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway driving the No. 55 for JP Motorsports. He finished 31st with 15 laps down.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts Ref
2006 Roush Racing 60 Ford DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
QL
TEX PHO HOM NA - [3]
2018 JP Motorsports 55 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW
31
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM 75th 6 [4]
- Qualified for Carl Edwards

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts
2006 Roush Racing 50 Ford DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM
23
IRP NSH
31
BRI NHA 54th 273
6 LVS
18
TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2007 Roush Fenway Racing 50 DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW
32
MEM
15
KEN
32
IRP
21
NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 55th 352

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shepherd wins Kawartha 250; Kennington Clinches Title". Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  2. ^ "Shepherd Takes Win With Last-Lap Pass". Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  3. ^ "Peter Shepherd – 2006 Sam's Town 250 - Memphis Motorsports Park". Jayski. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Peter Shepherd III – 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 28, 2018.

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