Meet The Team
Morgan Shepherd -- Owner/Driver
Morgan is co-owner of Shepherd Racing Ventures, and serves as the team’s driver, as well as operations manager. Based at the team’s North Carolina facility, Morgan oversees all daily operations of the race team, including car preparation, engine building, testing and racing. He has amassed more than 500 career starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, netting four wins and more than 130 top-ten finishes in his three decades of racing in NASCAR’s highest circuit.
Cindy Shepherd -- Car Owner
Cindy is the owner of the #89 Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet Camaro and is Morgan Shepherd’s wife and personal assistant. She helps with Morgan’s scheduling, personal appearances, car entry paperwork and other duties associated with being car owner. Cindy accompanies Morgan to the track and appearances on a regular basis.
Tony Furr -- Crew Chief
Tony Furr joins the Shepherd Racing Ventures team as crew chief on Morgan Shepherd's #89 NASCAR XFINITY Series entry for the 2016 race season. Tony will be charged with the preparation and setup of the team's Chevrolet and will oversee the crew at the track on race weekends. In his lengthy NASCAR career, Tony has served as crew chief for Hendrick Motorsports, Petty Enterprises and SABCO (Felix Sabates Racing). Other teams in which Furr has called the shots on Sunday include Haas CNC Racing, Jasper Motorsports, Nemco Motorsports, Cale Yarborough's operation, and Ultra Motorsports. Furr also worked as a manager with Morgan McClure Motorsports.
Don Greene -- Assists in the Charity events, Personal friend
Don is a retired member of the armed forces and a former Late Model racer himself, Don competed against Coo Coo Marlin, Red Farmer and the Alabama gang as a driver in the 1960s. Don has been a personal friend of Morgan Shepherd for over 41 years and has assisted Morgan’s racing and charity efforts in many ways.
Diesel -- Team Mascot
Diesel is Morgan Shepherd’s dog and has been adopted by Shepherd Racing Ventures as its official racing mascot. The young male German Shepherd has accompanied Morgan to the track in the motor home and keeps guard over the race shop and guests when not racing.
Terry Walker -- Public Relations
Terry assists in generating funding for the team by reaching out to potential sponsors throughout the season. Terry worked for Morgan in the 80's and returned in 2012 to help and seek out sponsorship. Terry also assists Morgan in his public appearances. Terry has had her own successful Dog Grooming business, Country Dog Patch since 1997. Any questions, inquiries or concerns, Terry can be reached at 252-326-3594 (cell) or email: email@example.com. Quote: "I will be happy to talk with you about the Team or Morgan Shepherd anytime. Shepherd Racing is all about dedication and faith."