Though i must say as time has gone on i am much more interested in road racing now but i still enjoy nascar. Of the stars on that all-time list, 20 of the 50 — including Glen himself — once drove for Wood Brothers Racing, according to the team. Glen Wood's daughter Kim had also emerged as a competent leader in her specialty with the team as well. This Wood-Roush relationship gave the Wood Brothers the depth of engineering and engine resources that most multi-car teams relied upon to dominate the sport. Among those driving for the Wood Brothers team through the mid-1960s were , , , , , , , , and. It is owned by Tad and Jodi Geschickter. The Woods maintained their shop in Stuart although it is used primarily as a museum and as a secondary facility to their main operations in North Carolina.
Key question s : Can Menard carry forward the momentum established by Blaney with Wood Brothers? Blaney then nearly won the spring race in Texas, leading a race-high 148 laps until a pit road mishap kept him from winning the race. Baker and the Woods soon parted company, along with Valvoline as the sponsor and international star driver Bobby Rahal from the series would briefly fill Baker's vacant seat for one race. The racing bug bit for Glen Wood early on as he made his first trip to Daytona Beach, Florida, to watch events on the old beach-road course in 1947. Shortly after their early success, Chris Williams sold his share of the team to Glen Wood to focus on his lumber business. A Chassis dyno, shock dyno, and other new equipment were added. Soon, the efficient pit stop was all the rage in other forms of auto racing contests.Next
They also won a pole position, the team's first since 1984 with Buddy Baker in the No. Not content with being innovators, the Wood team practiced and perfected the pit stop as a form of acrobatic, mechanical, ballet which gave them still further advantage over their competitors. A tremendous shift towards the future in the Wood Brothers Racing Team was announced in 2005. Eddie and Carol's son Jonathan began following in the family footsteps as a competitive racer. He most recently served as the crew chief for the No. Bayne continued to run a limited schedule in both 2013 and 2014, however the team failed to return to victory lane.Next
The Wood team proved it still had what it took to win. Both Bonnett and the Wood Brother were optimistic about what would occur in the future, and the chemistry from an earlier success still seemed evident. The Wood Brothers merged with Tad and Jodi Geschickter's in 2006 to increase their competitiveness and bring about sponsorship but separated for the 2008 season. After decades at their old shop location at Dobyns Road in Stuart, the Wood Brothers constructed a massive, state of the art new facility at the Industrial Park in that town. Rudd pulled off a second-place finish nearly winning in his first year behind the wheel of the No.Next
With each brother serving as a mechanic, they formed a team. The team currently fields the No. Sundays race was really good and had a great ending. A trio of corporate sponsors—, , and —were brought on board with the Petty and the Wood Brothers for 1985. There's Panch driving the 21 in 1965 at Riverside. During the race, Clark was able to increase his track position and drove into victory lane as the winner of the 500, with the Wood Brothers as his crew.Next
To put them in and judge them as a single entity against some other people was not right. Another famous driver whose name could be found on the side of the Wood Brothers car — Neil Bonnett, seen here in the early '80s. On the list; Dale Earnhardt Jr, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Danica Patrick, Bubba Wallace. He also sought more time at home with his family and his church, as most races were held on Sunday and it provided little time for regular worship and church attendance with his family. In only seven years, the team entered 143 races and amassed a staggering 46 wins and 51 poles. The team consisted of Williams, some of his brothers, and the Wood boys.
You have to make that separation. Previous hires such as William Fulp, John Ilowiecki, and Barry Sheppard had been brought in to expand the force to include parts managers, couriers, engineers, and shock specialists. In those years, the Wood Brothers also entered a second car, the No. Pearson continued driving the car from 1972 to 1979. Blaney's 2016 cup car at was announced as the No. Also gaining an important role during these years was young , the only daughter of Glen and Bernece Wood. Other family friends soon joined the team, including Cecil Wilson from neighboring.Next
On February 20, one day after his 20th birthday, Bayne won the. The Wood Brothers Racing Team is legendary in stock car racing. His talents proved formidable, and his victories were hard won. As part of their marketing strategy, the Wood Brothers were required to relinquish their world-famous No. I'm not sure if there's anything else like it in auto racing.