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Gordie Howe #9 of the Detroit Red Wings checks out the curved sticks of Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks before practice on December 7, 1966 at the Detroit Olympia in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Notable accomplishments by older athletes

On Sunday, Morgan Shepherd will be racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. At 71, Shepherd will become the oldest driver to ever compete in a NASCAR event. Shepherd is not alone, there are other athletes who have gone on to accomplish big things in their “golden years.” Take a look at our list of seasoned athletes.

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