Who Is The Oldest Nascar Driver Still Racing Today?


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As of 2011, the oldest Nascar driver still racing is James Harvey Hilton. He currently races in the Nationwide.

Born on August the 26th in 1934, this makes him - at the time of writing - 77 years old. He became even more notable when he attempted to qualify for the 2007 Daytona 500 race, when he was 72 years old. Also of note was his attempt to qualify for the 2009 Daytona 500 two years later, at the age of 74.

The oldest Nascar driver currently racing in the Cup is Mark Anthony Martin. Born on January 9th 1959, he is 52 years old, as of 2011. He has the most Nascar Nationwide Series wins as of 2011, with 49. Regarding the number of Cup wins he has attained, his tally stands at 40.

However, the oldest driver still racing full-time is Ken Schrader. Schrader was born on May 29th 1955. This makes him 56 years old, as of 2011, and he is still competing actively.

There are other drivers who are notable for their age. Nascar is starting to be considered as a younger drivers sport, based on quicker reactions and the skill of youth. Other older drivers are:

  • Morgan Shepherd, born October 12th 1941. He is a part-time driver. As of 2011, he is 70 years old.

  • Mike Potter, born July 4th 1949, is 62 as of 2011.

  • Bill Elliot, born October 8th 1955, is 56 as of 2011.

  • Sterling Marlin is retired (June 30th 1957) but was 52 went he stopped racing.
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It is Morgan Shepherd or Mike Potter.
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Mark martin  car 5
morgan shepherd car 78
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Mark Martin is the oldest driver in nascar cup series

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