Shepherd named Nationwide’s Driver of the Week

CONOVER, NC – Nationwide Insurance Company has selected 15-time series winner and 1980 (formerly Late Model Sportsman Division) series champion Morgan Shepherd as its “Driver of the Week,” the company announced October 25.

Shepherd, a Nationwide customer and full-time representative of the series, is very grateful for the honor of being “Driver of the Week” and is also grateful to the fans for voting him into the Top 5 of the series’ current Most Popular Driver competition.

“It truly is humbling to know after all this time that the fans and a company like Nationwide appreciate me,” Shepherd said. “Nationwide has come into this series and done a terrific job supporting NASCAR and its drivers. The fans have stuck right in there also during these hard times. You just can’t thank them enough.”

As this week’s featured driver, Shepherd will participate in a live chat on Wednesday, October 27 on nascar.com at noon eastern time.

Fans can log on with Shepherd who will be taking questions from the fans as he reflects on a career spanning the last 43 years and looks forward to the 2011 racing season.

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