Notable accomplishments by older athletes

Jack Nicklaus watches his teammates putt on the first hole during the Honda Classic Kenny G Gold Pro-Am at PGA National Resort And Spa on March 3, 2010 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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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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