Young at heart: Morgan Shepherd to enter the Daytona 500 at age 72

Morgan Shepherd, 72, will attempt to enter the Daytona 500 in a car leased from BK Racing and a partnership group that includes Randy MacDonald of MacDonald Motorsports.

Shepherd, you may remember, was born Oct. 12, 1941, less than two months before America entered World War II.

He is the oldest driver to ever compete in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, having raced last July run in the Camping World RV Series 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.   

Shake & Bake looked and found an interesting assortment of celebrities who were also born in 1941.

Here are just a few:

Joan Baez, singer/political activist

Dick Cheney, former U.S. Vice President

Neil Diamond, singer

Bob Dylan, singer

Jesse Jackson, civil-rights activist

Kim Jong Il, dictator

Slobodan Milosevic, politician

Nick Nolte, actor

Bill Parcells, football coach

Benny Parsons, NASCAR racer

Pete Rose, baseball player

Paul Simon, singer

Art Garfunkel, singer

Richie Valens, singer

Charlie Watts, drummer

Should ANY 72-year-old be racing at 190 miles per hour around the high banks of Daytona? Without a doubt, that question will be discussed and debated during Speedweeks, especially if Shepherd can race his way into the Daytona 500.

Stay tuned, there may be a Senior Moment coming up.