Category: Classic Memories

Michael Waltrip Made All-Star History with The Wood Brothers Ford

When Len Wood, co-owner of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford Fusion, considers his team’s all-time accomplishments, he counts 98 wins in the series now known as Sprint Cup plus a victory in the sport’s All-Star race. Although the annual event at Charlotte Motor Speedway doesn’t pay points, it pays big bucks and is a […]


Cale Yarborough Got First Darlington Win in No.21 Wood Brothers 1968 Mercury Cyclone

This weekend at Darlington Raceway, Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 car will sport a special paint scheme honoring Hall of Fame member Cale Yarborough.  The Timmonsville, S.C. native won 55 races in a car numbered 11. Yarborough also won 13 races in a car numbered 21 and fielded by the Wood Brothers of Stuart, Va. Yarborough […]

Pearson-Wood Brothers Combo Was A Winner From The Start

Forty years ago this month, one of the great pairings in the history of NASCAR hit the track for the first time. It was at Darlington Raceway, on April 16, 1972, that David Pearson first drove a car for the Wood Brothers race team. Pearson, who hadn’t won a race in NASCAR’s premier division in […]

Leonard Wood’s Lawn Mower Is A Mechanical Marvel

Throughout the decades in which he served as crew chief for the Wood Brothers race team, Leonard Wood was known for being able to take his machine tools and solve most any problem and create some innovative components as well. It was that same approach to problem solving that led Wood to build one of […]