Unlike many big-budget teams, Morgan Shepherd and his team can't afford to make the trip to-and-from Charlotte and Phoenix and Las Vegas in back-to-back weeks, so Shepherd stayed out west in preparation for this week's Nationwide race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
That was a bad thing for three men who were trying to shoplift from a Las Vegas area Wal-Mart. The 69 year-old driver was walking -- and presumably not skating on his famous roller skates -- into the store and saw the shoplifters sprinting out. So what did Shepherd do? He sprinted after them.
"I just got out and took off after them," Shepherd said. "I caught one of them just as they were getting ready to hop a little wall at the end of the parking lot. I yanked him down and got on top of him."
Shepherd said in a matter of seconds a Las Vegas police officer pitched the ageless NASCAR driver a pair and handcuffs and continued pursuit of the other two suspects, along with the store's security force.
"I cuffed him and sat on top of him," Shepherd said. "The police department officers showed up and asked if I could hold him a while longer while they ran down the others. I told them he wasn't going anywhere."
Never mess with Shepherd. Remember, he's Racing with Jesus.