Leonard Wood, Morgan Shepherd not slowing down in old age
Do you know what doesn’t suck?
Watching a NASCAR legend wheel around a parking lot in a miniature motorized car like a carefree 5-year-old.
For your viewing pleasure is a Twitter video of Wood Brothers Racing’s Leonard Wood zipping around in a mini replica of the Truck that Jon Wood drove to a win at Martinsville Speedway in 2003.
Oh, and as Jon Wood makes note in the tweet, the Hall of Famer is 84.
It’s not enough that Leonard can build some amazing things, he has to test drive them too. This is a mini-replica of my @MartinsvilleSwy race winning truck. The body was a scale carbon fiber wind tunnel body used by @FordPerformance. He’s 84 by the way. pic.twitter.com/621vSog0uP— Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) April 2, 2018
Another NASCAR elder statesman who refuses to slow down is Morgan Shepherd.
The 76-year-old driver will attempt to qualify for his 1,000th national NASCAR race this weekend in the Xfinity Series at Texas Motor Speedway.
Shepherd, who won four times in Cup, will be just the eighth driver to reach 1,000 starts.
“I’m not never stopping,” Shepherd told ESPN. “When I stop, my toes will be turned up.”