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Today in History: March 9

March 09, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service, NASCAR.com

1997: Morgan Shepherd, who last week at age 69 helped apprehend a teenager suspected in a robbery, picks up his final top-five in the Cup series when he finishes third in the Primestar 500 at Rockingham. Dale Jarrett gets the win, and Ernie Irvan finishes second. Shepherd made his last of 514 Cup starts in 2006. He has started all three Nationwide Series races this season, including finishing a season-best 18th Saturday at Las Vegas.