Victory Laps in Charlotte!

Now that’s the way to spend a Friday night!

Two more lucky kids joined Morgan Shepherd and his Victory in Jesus Racing Team at Charlotte Motorspeedway’s “Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage” this past friday.

Keddrick and De'Majha pose with Morgan Shepherd.

Charlotte Boys and Girls Club members Keddrick and De’Majha had the best seats in the house, enjoying an action-packed event by sitting with the crew chief on the pit-box during the race. Joining the kids were guests Martin Sanders, Director of Development for The Salvation Army Greater Charlotte, and Cedric Cook, Unit Director of the Boulevard Homes Boys & Girls Club.

Keddric and De'Majha all smiles with the best seats in the house!

Keddrick, De'Majha, Cedric and Martin enjoy the pre-race ceremonies.

Shepherd entertained the Salvation Army guests with autographs, pictures, lunch and soft drinks. Thereafter, the group enjoyed a roller-skating exhibition – a favorite past-time of Shepherd’s. Guests were then entertained throughout the evening in the infield area during driver introductions, the Star-Spangle Banner, pre-race prayer and the race event on pit row.

"Give me a tire!" Keddrick on pit row.

Shepherd finished 25th that night, continuing his amazing run of consecutive 28th or better finishes in the last six races!

Peace! Keddrick and De'Majha pose with Cedric Cook of the Boys and Girls Club in Charlotte on pit row.

We’ve blogged about The Salvation Army’s connection with Morgan Shepherd’s Victory in Jesus Racing Ministry in the past. Thanks to a partnership formed by Pack and Ferreira and the generosity of the Race with Faith team, Shepherd has been sporting the “Doing the Most Good” Salvation Army logo on his #89 car since early 2011.

We are so thankful for his support of The Salvation Army!

Morgan Shepard’s #89 car sports The Salvation Army logo!

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Amid all of this action, Shepherd turned 70 years-old on Wednesday October 12th. Simply Amazing! The Salvation Army wishes him a Very Happy Birthday!

The video below was put together as a birthday surprise friends and fellow drivers of Morgan Shepherd’s. Check it out!

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