We just returned from the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 presented by Dollar General at Nashville Superspeedway on June 7, 2008 in Lebanon, Tennessee. It was a very hot day and the racing was very good.
It was a slow start with the hot sun out but when the sun went down the drivers got busy and the racing got great under the lights. Our hopes were to see Joey Lagano win his first Nationwide race from the pole in only his second race but is was not to be. He was wrecked but did come back to race many laps down in a completely rebuilt car.
Brad Kaselowski in the Earnhardt Jr. car won the race and deserved it. It was a popular win but not nearly as popular as Kyle Busch’s hits to the outside wall. I swear the crowd roared more for that than Kaselowski’s win. It takes a brave person to wear a Kyle Busch shirt in the stands but we did se a few, very few.
The highlight of the entire night was seeing 67 year old Morgan Shepherd finis 24th in his non-sponsored self supported number 89. Why the AARP doesn’t sponsor Morgan is beyond me! Not only did he finish 24th prior to the race he was roller skating on the front stretch in his race suit! I thought it was some young dude from a pit crew and then realized it was 67 year old Morgan! You are my hero Morgan! More photos and comments car be found in the On Tour pages.
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