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Shepherd Racing Ventures

BeginningsEdit

It began in 2001 in the Craftsman Truck Series as No. 6 with Morgan Shepherd as the owner/driver and Red Line Oil sponsoring, running under the moniker Victory in Jesus Racing.

Sprint Cup SeriesEdit

It moved up to Nextel Cup the next year, fielding the No. 89 Ford Taurus. It debuted at New Hampshire International Speedway and ran four more races that year, each ending in a DNF and Victory in Jesus taking over sponsorship. After 2002, the team ran a part-time schedule for Shepherd.

Xfinity SeriesEdit

In 2007, SRV, still under its original name Faith Motorsports, stopped fielding cars in the Sprint Cup Series and moved back to the Nationwide Series and ran the majority of the races in the second half of the season.

For 2008, the team attempted the full schedule for the first time. The season was highlighted by Shepherd's 13th place finish at Talladega Superspeedway. Other good runs were scattered throughout the year.

In 2009, the team switched to Chevrolet. After a slew of DNQs, the team was forced to start and park several races. It was an up and down year for the team.

In 2010, Faith Motorsports started off the year with high hopes, and came back to finish 22nd in the season opener in Daytona after an early race issue with the car. A special "Fans For Faith" donation fund was formed, and any fan could donate $100.00 to have their name put on the car. About mid-season, Faith Motorsports formed an alliance with Richard Childress Racing (RCR). Shepherd split his time between the 89 car and RCR's 21. Johnny Chapman and Brett Rowe took the reins of the 89, and mostly start and parked while Shepherd was in the 21. The alliance with RCR allowed Shepherd to use the 21 car's owner points to guarantee that the 89 would make the first five races of 2011.

For 2011, the team returned full-time with the 89 driven by Shepherd. A second car was formed, the 55 driven by Brett Rowe. This car is mainly used to start and park, which helps fund the primary 89. After DNQs in Daytona and Texas, the 55 decided to skip Talladega. In 2013 the team ran Dodges at the restrictor plate tracks (Daytona and Talladega). The team also ran as many races as possible, using Chevrolet. In 2014, Shepherd qualified for the Nationwide race at Dover, but failed to qualify for the races at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

2015 saw Shepherd enter Daytona, but withdrew midweek. Shepherd qualified for Atlanta and Las Vegas, but DNQ'd for Phoenix. Shepherd later qualified for Bristol, finishing 38th. Shepherd's team attempted 20 races, but didn't run any races to completion. In 2016, SRV partnered with CM2, a company which helps teams find funding, so that Shepherd can run races to the finish. Shepherd celebrated his 50th year of racing in 2017. In 2018, Landon Cassill ran the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[1]

Cassill ran ten races for Shepherd Racing Ventures in 2019, though he failed to finish all but one.[2] At the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 in Las Vegas, Cassill qualified ninth for the team's first top-ten starting position since Shepherd qualified tenth at Daytona in 2009.[3] In Homestead, the team acquired sufficient sponsorship to run the full Ford EcoBoost 300.[4] After qualifying 13th, Cassill finished 15th for the team's first completed race since Dover in 2013 and their first top-15 run since Las Vegas in 2009.[5][6]

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.)

Nextel Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Driver 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 36 Owners Pts
1985 Morgan Shepherd 38 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL
13
DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD [N 1]
1988 Morgan Shepherd 47 Buick DAY RCH CAR ATL
30
DAR
39
BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT
26
DOV RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH [N 1]
57 BRI
DNQ
DAR
39
RCH
31
DOV MAR
31
CLT
16
NWS
22
CAR
14
PHO ATL
1998 Morgan Shepherd 05 Pontiac DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS ATL
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL 63rd 38
1999 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT
DNQ
DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR
DNQ
CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL
DNQ
60th 67
2001 Morgan Shepherd 89 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MAR TAL PHO CAR HOM ATL NHA
DNQ
NA -
2002 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA
40
POC
42
IND GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR
43
RCH NHA
41
DOV KAN
40
TAL CLT MAR
DNQ
ATL CAR PHO
DNQ
HOM 51st 271
2003 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC
DNQ
MCH SON DAY CHI NHA
43
POC
43
IND GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR RCH NHA
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
TAL KAN CLT MAR
DNQ
ATL PHO CAR HOM 54th 177
2004 Dodge DAY CAR LVS
42
ATL
DNQ
DAR
38
BRI
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
MAR
32
TAL
41
CAL
36
RCH
39
CLT
DNQ
DOV
42
POC
38
MCH
40
SON
DNQ
DAY
33
CHI NHA
40
POC
37
IND
DNQ
GLN
38
MCH
34
BRI
41
CAL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
NHA
40
DOV
34
TAL KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
PHO
41
DAR
43
HOM
DNQ
41st 1181
2005 DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS
40
ATL
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
RCH
42
CLT DOV POC
42
MCH
DNQ
SON DAY CHI NHA
41
POC
DNQ
IND
DNQ
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
CAL RCH
DNQ
NHA
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
KAN CLT MAR
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
TEX PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
50th 501
Jason Jarrett BRI
DNQ
MAR TEX PHO TAL
2006 Morgan Shepherd DAY
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL BRI
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
NHA
DNQ
POC IND GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
CAL RCH
43
NHA
42
DOV
DNQ
KAN TAL CLT
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
ATL TEX PHO
DNQ
HOM 53rd 355
Kertus Davis RCH
DNQ
DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI

Xfinity Series (primary entry)Edit

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 Owners Pts
1986 Morgan Shepherd 17 Buick DAY CAR HCY MAR BRI DAR SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR
16
ROU CLT CAR MAR [N 1]
1987 Ron Bouchard 97 DAY
40
HCY MAR [N 1]
Morgan Shepherd DAR
10
BRI
1
LGY SBO CLT
9
DOV
4
IRP ROU JFC OXF SBO HCY RAL
1
LGY ROU BRI
28
JFC DAR
2
RCH
23
DOV
20
MAR CLT
38
CAR
1
MAR
1988 DAY
44
HCY
24
CAR
8
MAR DAR
32
BRI LNG NZH
28
SBO NSV CLT
8
DOV
29
ROU LAN LVL MYB
30
OXF SBO HCY LNG IRP
1
ROU BRI DAR
5
RCH
32
DOV
3
MAR CLT
42
[N 1]
Chevy CAR
16
MAR
1989 DAY
15
CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI NZH SBO LAN NSV CLT DOV ROU LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI [N 1]
Pontiac DAR
38
RCH DOV MAR CLT CAR MAR
1990 Ford DAY
44
RCH CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT DOV ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
36
NHA CAR
3
MAR [N 1]
1991 DAY
7
RCH
6
CAR
29
MAR VOL HCY DAR
35
BRI
31
LAN SBO NZH
35
CLT
30
DOV
28
ROU HCY MYB GLN
26
OXF NHA
39
SBO DUB IRP
32
ROU BRI
27
DAR
35
RCH
5
DOV CLT
41
NHA CAR
36
MAR [N 1]
1992 DAY
43
CAR RCH ATL
5
MAR DAR
28
BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH [N 1]
21 CLT
3
DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA
28
TAL IRP
6
ROU MCH
33
NHA
43
BRI
14
DAR
7
RCH DOV
Wth
CLT
29
MAR CAR HCY
1993 Dennis Setzer DAY CAR RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT
22
DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL IRP [N 1]
Morgan Shepherd MCH
25
NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV ROU CLT MAR CAR HCY ATL
1994 DAY
7
CAR
13
RCH ATL
DNQ
MAR DAR
19
HCY BRI
25
ROU NHA NZH CLT
39
DOV MYB GLN MLW SBO TAL
17
HCY IRP MCH BRI DAR
19
RCH
37
DOV CLT
DNQ
MAR CAR [N 1]
1995 DAY CAR
5
RCH
37
ATL
15
NSV DAR
36
BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT
36
DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO IRP MCH
11
BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
6
CAR
DNQ
HOM [N 1]
1997 Morgan Shepherd 07 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH
32
BRI DAR RCH DOV [N 1]
Chevy CLT
DNQ
CAL CAR HOM
1998 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
[N 1]
2004 Morgan Shepherd 89 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH
DNQ
TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN [N 1]
Dodge CLT
DNQ
MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM
2007 Morgan Shepherd 89 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
38
NSH
41
KEN
42
NHA
42
DAY CHI
42
GTY
39
IRP
40
CGV
38
GLN
39
MCH
41
BRI
43
CAL
39
RCH
DNQ
DOV
38
KAN
DNQ
CLT
43
MEM
DNQ
TEX
39
PHO
DNQ
HOM
41
47th 833
Brad Teague Ford MLW
39
2008 Morgan Shepherd Dodge DAY
DNQ
CAL
37
LVS
40
ATL
41
BRI
37
NSH
38
TEX
42
PHO
34
MXC
DNQ
TAL
13
RCH
28
DAR
16
CLT
37
DOV
22
NSH
24
KEN
43
MLW
37
NHA
25
DAY
31
CHI
DNQ
GTY
37
IRP
37
MCH
26
BRI
DNQ
CAL
34
RCH
36
DOV
22
KAN
24
CLT
DNQ
MEM
37
TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
35th 2017
Chevy CGV
37
GLN
24
2009 DAY
39
CAL
19
LVS
13
BRI
34
TEX
28
NSH
31
PHO
35
TAL
23
RCH
36
DAR
31
CLT
DNQ
DOV
22
NSH
17
KEN
25
MLW
DNQ
NHA
DNQ
DAY
32
CHI
DNQ
GTY
DNQ
IRP
17
IOW
19
GLN
21
MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
CGV
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
DOV
21
KAN
DNQ
CAL
33
CLT
DNQ
MEM
34
TEX
32
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
34th 2068
2010 DAY
22
CAL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
BRI
35
NSH
40
PHO
39
TEX
DNQ
TAL
30
RCH
36
DAR
DNQ
DOV
37
CLT
36
NSH
35
KEN
37
ROA
19
NHA
22
DAY
40
BRI
DNQ
RCH
41
CLT
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
38th 1521
Johnny Chapman CHI
42
GTY
40
IRP
42
IOW
DNQ
GLN
40
MCH
DNQ
ATL
39
DOV
40
KAN
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
GTY
37
Brett Rowe CGV
41
PHO
DNQ
HOM
2011 Morgan Shepherd DAY
26
PHO
33
LVS
18
BRI
31
CAL
23
TEX
37
TAL
30
NSH
28
RCH
28
DAR
22
DOV
26
IOW
20
CLT
24
CHI
25
MCH
34
ROA
35
DAY
38
KEN
34
NHA
21
NSH
32
IRP
32
IOW
32
GLN
34
CGV
42
BRI
34
ATL
25
RCH
24
CHI
28
DOV
25
KAN
27
CLT
25
TEX
28
PHO
28
HOM
43
30th 504
2012 DAY
DNQ
PHO
38
LVS
22
BRI
DNQ
CAL
34
TEX
DNQ
RCH
36
TAL
35
DAR
22
IOW
31
CLT
37
DOV
29
MCH
33
ROA
36
KEN
35
DAY NHA
32
CHI
34
IND
DNQ
IOW
35
GLN
33
CGV BRI
DNQ
ATL
34
RCH
DNQ
CHI
32
KEN
31
DOV
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
KAN
32
TEX
DNQ
PHO
35
HOM
DNQ
37th 239
2013 Dodge DAY
DNQ
PHO LVS TAL
35
DAR CLT DAY
40
50th 64
Chevy BRI
DNQ
CAL TEX RCH
DNQ
DOV
36
IOW
DNQ
MCH ROA KEN
35
NHA
DNQ
CHI IND
DNQ
IOW
35
GLN
35
MOH BRI
DNQ
ATL
36
RCH
DNQ
CHI
DNQ
KEN DOV
27
KAN CLT TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM
2014 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV
37
MCH
DNQ
ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW
36
GLN MOH BRI
39
ATL
35
RCH
36
CHI
DNQ
KEN
36
DOV
35
KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
PHO
37
HOM 49th 54
2015 DAY ATL
40
LVS
37
PHO
DNQ
CAL TEX BRI
38
RCH
DNQ
TAL IOW CLT DOV
39
MCH CHI
37
DAY
39
KEN
38
NHA
36
IND
38
IOW
37
GLN
DNQ
MOH
37
BRI
38
ROA
39
DAR
35
RCH
DNQ
CHI
DNQ
KEN
33
DOV
33
CLT
37
KAN
35
TEX
35
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
41st 128
2016 DAY
36
ATL
37
LVS
39
PHO
39
CAL
DNQ
TEX BRI
DNQ
RCH
39
TAL
39
DOV
36
CLT
DNQ
POC
35
MCH
36
IOW
37
DAY
35
KEN
37
NHA
39
IND
37
IOW
36
GLN MOH BRI
39
ROA
37
DAR
34
RCH
DNQ
CHI
34
KEN
38
DOV
34
CLT
39
KAN
DNQ
TEX
39
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
45th 94
2017 DAY
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
PHO
36
CAL TEX BRI
39
RCH
DNQ
TAL
35
CLT DOV
38
POC
38
MCH
40
IOW
39
DAY KEN
DNQ
NHA
37
IND
39
IOW
38
GLN MOH
40
BRI
DNQ
ROA DAR
37
RCH
DNQ
CHI
38
KEN
37
DOV
32
CLT
38
KAN
37
TEX
39
PHO
34
HOM
DNQ
46th 26
2018 DAY
DNQ
ATL
38
LVS
37
PHO
37
CAL
38
TEX
38
BRI
DNQ
RCH
39
TAL
DNQ
DOV
38
CLT
DNQ
POC
DNQ
MCH
38
IOW
39
CHI
DNQ
DAY KEN
38
NHA
39
IOW
38
GLN MOH
38
BRI
39
ROA DAR
38
IND
32
LVS RCH
40
CLT DOV
38
KAN
DNQ
TEX
39
PHO
39
47th 25
Landon Cassill HOM
38
2019 Morgan Shepherd DAY ATL
35
LVS
33
PHO
34
CAL
31
TEX
DNQ
BRI
35
RCH
Wth
TAL DOV
35
POC
35
IOW
35
CHI
DNQ
DAY KEN
34
IOW
36
GLN MOH BRI
DNQ
ROA DAR
37
IND
36
-* -*
Landon Cassill CLT
34
MCH
32
NHA
37
LVS
36
RCH
36
CLT DOV
29
KAN
36
TEX
36
PHO
38
HOM
15

Xfinity Series (secondary entry)Edit

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 Owners Pts
1987 Morgan Shepherd 77 Buick DAY
5
HCY MAR DAR BRI LGY SBO CLT DOV IRP ROU JFC OXF SBO HCY RAL LGY ROU BRI JFC DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT CAR MAR [N 1]
2010 Johnny Chapman 75 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA
40
DAY 79th 41
Morgan Shepherd 21 CHI
25
GTY
21
IRP
23
IOW
35
GLN
32
MCH
37
BRI CGV
35
ATL RCH DOV
30
KAN
37
CAL
28
CLT GTY
18
TEX PHO
31
HOM
26
22nd 34061
2011 Brett Rowe 55 DAY
DNQ
PHO
39
LVS
36
BRI
40
CAL
42
TEX
DNQ
TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV
40
IOW
43
CLT CHI
42
MCH
DNQ
ROA
42
DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV
DNQ
BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 65th 28

1 Includes points scored by Richard Childress Racing

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 Owners Pts
2001 Morgan Shepherd 21 Ford DAY HOM MMR MAR
36
GTY DAR
21
PPR DOV
24
TEX
21
MEM
29
MLW KAN
32
KEN
31
NHA
17
IRP
33
NSH
26
CIC
33
NZH
28
RCH
21
SBO
27
TEX LVS PHO
30
CAL [N 1]
2002 DAY
DNQ
DAR
34
MAR
33
GTY
36
PPR
34
DOV
32
TEX
31
MEM
35
MLW KAN KEN
DNQ
NHA MCH IRP NSH
35
RCH
17
TEX SBO LVS
29
CAL
28
PHO
33
HOM
32
[N 1]
2003 DAY
26
DAR
24
MMR MAR
35
CLT
29
DOV
26
TEX MEM
33
MLW
33
KAN
34
KEN
28
GTW MCH IRP
34
NSH
25
BRI
29
RCH NHA
33
CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR
29
PHO
36
HOM
36
[N 1]
Footnotes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s unknown

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Morgan Shepherd plans to be back in 2019". ESPN.com. November 25, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Landon Cassill – 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Christie, Toby (September 14, 2019). "How in the World? Landon Cassill Nabs Top-10 Starting Spot in Morgan Shepherd's No. 89 Car". TobyChristie.com. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Allaway, Phil (November 16, 2019). "Tyler Reddick Wins Ford EcoBoost 300 Pole". Frontstretch. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Christie, Toby (November 16, 2019). "Landon Cassill Finishes Top-15 in Morgan Shepherd's No. 89 Car at Homestead". TobyChristie.com. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Bowles, Tom (November 16, 2019). "Tyler Reddick Captures Back-To-Back NASCAR Xfinity Titles With Ford 300 Win". Frontstretch. Retrieved November 17, 2019.

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