Category: Classic Memories

Charlotte Paint Scheme Honors Glen Wood’s Last Winning Ride

The Wood Brothers have had lots to celebrate in 2011, including a win in the Daytona 500 and the election of team founder Glen Wood into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The celebration continues during the Bank of America 500 weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as the paint scheme on the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane […]

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Pearson’s Daytona 500 Winner Was One Memorable Mercury

  As he watches his rookie driver Trevor Bayne work his way into a job in the Sprint Cup Series, Eddie Wood can’t help but think back to the days when he was just coming into his own as a mechanic on his family’s race team. One race that stands above the rest from Wood’s […]

Back Seat Driving Was A Glen Wood Specialty

When it comes to back seat driving, Glen Wood was among the best. But Wood’s back seat driving didn’t involve nagging the one behind the wheel. He did his back seat driving from the back seat. If you’ve been to the Wood Brothers Racing Museum in Stuart, Va., or saw races back in the day […]

Racing Wasn’t the Only Calling for One of the Original Wood Brothers

To see Ray Lee Wood quietly and But that he was. As a tire changer for the famed Wood Brothers crew, Ray Lee Wood helped send many of the sport’s top drivers to victory in some of the sport’s premier events. But it was during a race trip that brought his family team world-wide acclaim […]