Category: Glen Wood

Glen Wood Remembers Raymond Parks as a First-Class Car Owner

Glen Wood, founder of the Wood Brothers racing team, has seen a lot of race team owners come and go in his years in NASCAR, but few impressed him as much as Raymond Parks of Atlanta, the first car owner to win a championship in the division now known as Sprint Cup. Parks, who died […]

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The Wood Brothers’ Father Was an Innovator Too

John Walter Wood isn’t a name one would naturally associate with major-league motorsports. In his day, he refused to drive faster than 35 miles per hour. He worked in the coal fields during the days of the Great Depression, but his natural-born mechanical skills soon led to a career working on automobiles. His contribution to […]

Glen Wood Among the Best Ever at Getting Around Martinsville

Negotiating the paper-clip-shaped Martinsville Speedway seems like it should be fairly simple, but it can be quite confounding for race drivers. But the best of them usually figure it out fairly quickly. Jimmie Johnson, widely acknowledged as the most talented driver of his generation, is a master at Martinsville. In 16 career starts, he has […]

Atlanta : The Old Track and The Older Track

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series travels to Las Vegas this week for the running of the Shelby American Sprint Cup race, but the crew of the Wood Brothers #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion will be back at home base, focusing on their second appearance of the season on March 5-7 in the Kobalt Tools 500 at […]