Friday, July 14, 2006
Canadian to make NASCAR debut
19 year old Canadian driver Peter Shepherd III will make his NASCAR debut this weekend at the Craftsman Truck race at Memphis Motorsports Park. He will drive the #50 Ford owned by Roush Racing. Shepherd was a contestant in last year's Driver X competition shown by Discovery Channel in the US. Erik Darnell won the full time Craftsman Truck ride but Jack Roush was so impressed with Shepherd that he signed him to a driver developmental deal. Shepherd has been driving a USAC Silver Crown car owned by Carl Edwards. Griddly Headz Board Games has been announced as the sponsor. They are a Toronto based sports themed board game company and have a license to produce a NASCAR board game.