Notable accomplishments by older athletes

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Morgan Shepherd, driver of the #89 Racing with Jesus Dodge, sits in his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/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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