Shepherd Racing Ventures

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Shepherd Racing Ventures
Owner(s) Morgan Shepherd
Base Conover, North Carolina
Series Xfinity Series
Race drivers 89. Morgan Shepherd
Manufacturer Chevrolet, Dodge

Shepherd Racing Ventures is a NASCAR Xfinity Series team. They currently field the #89 Chevrolet/Dodge for Morgan Shepherd.


It began in 2001 in the Craftsman Truck Series as #6 with Morgan Shepherd as the owner/driver and Red Line Oil sponsoring, running under the moniker Victory in Jesus Racing.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series[edit]

It moved up to Nextel Cup the next year, fielding the #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 Series[edit]

In 2007, they stopped fielding cars in the Sprint Cup Series and moved back to the Nationwide Series and ran some races.

For 2008 the team attempted the full schedule, and Shepherd finished 13th 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.


Morgan Shepherd Career Stats

Shepherd Racing Ventures Owner's Stats

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