Wood Brothers Press Conference

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WOOD BROTHERS PRESS CONFERENCE

EDDIE WOOD, Co-Owner – No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion – “It hasn’t
really sunk in yet. We’ve struggled so much in the past couple years
just to make the Daytona 500 much less win it. It’s just so special.
There are so many people responsible for this that it’s just
unbelievable we’re sitting here. Trevor Bayne did such a good job.
To be 20 years old and go fender to fender with all these guys. He’s
got the composure and the savvy of a veteran and now he’s a Daytona
500 winner. I’m just so happy for him. So much happened in the last
10 laps in my head. I walked in Victory Lane with Richard Petty and
Edsel Ford and my dad. I don’t know how much better that can get.”

LEN WOOD, Co-Owner – No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion – “We’re so tickled
to be here. Ford Motor Company has stood behind us for 61 years now
to be exact. It’s just unbelievable that we could keep the team, our
dad and Leonard have won in seven decades now and I’m so proud of
that. We’ve been Ford all of our entire racing and to be a part of
NASCAR, like I say, this is the greatest feeling you can have. I was
part of the ’76 win with Pearson. I think Eddie was here with Foyt in
’72 and Pearson in ’76, but Trevor did such a great job. You think,
‘Well, what’s your biggest win?’ Well, this is the top of the stack
right now.”

DONNIE WINGO, Crew Chief – No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion – “It feels
really good. I’ve known these guys for probably about 30 years and
with everything the way it worked out last year and the opportunity
for me to come over and work with this great group of people, I
couldn’t be prouder and couldn’t be happier. The job the kid did
today, you couldn’t ask for anything else. There at the end, he
hadn’t had the lead all day or get pushed and there at the end he did
what he needed to do. I’m just proud of it. I’ve been doing this for
like 30 years and just to be a part of this win with these guys, we
had a lot of people that help us do this. We wrecked that car in the
150s and we basically had to put two sides on it and a lot of guys
pitched in and helped to put it back together. If it wasn’t for that,
we wouldn’t have been able to keep this car running this week.”

EDDIE WOOD – YOU SAID HE HAD A MATURITY ABOUT HIM. WHAT WAS HE LIKE
ON THE RADIO TODAY? “Donnie is the gentleman that talked to him on
the radio, but I was just a bystander listening, but he was very calm
and whoever he was pushing, he was relaying back to our spotter to
their spotter how he needed it to be done. When he plugged in if he
needed to be the guy to drag the brake or come back a little more. He
knew how to go fast and, like I told you a while back, that’s what I
noticed in him right off the bat. He knows how to do this. I was
talking to Richard Petty earlier in the week and we were talking about
how well he did in the qualifiers and how do you do that your first
time doing it. We decided that he didn’t know how to do it wrong.
It’s new to him. It’s all brand new, so however he did it was correct.
He caught on to the way that everyone else was doing it. We were on
top of the hauler during the first qualifier and he watched Matt
Kenseth pull out to the right and he said, ‘I think I’m gonna do
that,’ and he went right out there and did it. He’s got a tremendous
awareness in the car and the great ones are like that. I’ve listened
to a lot of drivers on the radio and he reminds me of the great ones.
He will be a great one. I told somebody the other day that I felt
like he just might be the next big deal and I think he is.”

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EDDIE WOOD – WHAT WAS THE TURNING POINT WITH THIS DEAL AND TREVOR?
“The last couple of years we’ve been on our own. We’ve been doing our
own engineering, along with Ford Motor Company, and we were small and
it was just getting to the point that you couldn’t quite get where you
needed to get. No matter how much money you spent, no matter how much
work you did, you just couldn’t quite get over the hump to get to the
point that you were competitive every week. So we talked to Jack and
we worked out a plan for us to buy his race cars and line up with all
of his engineering and it’s worked out perfectly. We ran the last
three races last year like that and it’s just been flawless. The guys
over at Roush Fenway have really treated us like family. Jack has
treated Len and I just like two sons and I’m really proud of that.
Donnie was already a part of their world and he came over to be a part
of ours and it’s really, really, really One Ford – just like the
slogan says. I think this is the happiest I’ve been. I think I told
you that last week. This is probably the happiest, the calmest that
I’ve been in about 10 years, so it’s all good.”

DONNIE WINGO – WHAT MADE YOU SO BULLISH ON TREVOR? “I think if you
just watch the way he races, I think the biggest thing with these new
guys coming in now is a lot of them can go fast, but they still
struggle racing. I think that he doesn’t put himself in a bad
position. It’s just like today and even all week, when we were down
here testing he didn’t get to do any drafting because I wouldn’t let
him. I didn’t want to tear the car up or anything like that. He kept
wanting to draft, but I just think he adapts so well to certain
situations and the racing part of it, he just catches on so well
racing and doesn’t put himself in a bad position and I think that’s
the sign of a good racer.”

EDDIE WOOD — WHAT HAVE BEEN THE CHALLENGES OR BURDEN OF MAINTAINING
YOUR REPUTATION THE LAST 10 YEARS? “Len and I grew up in the Pearson
era. I mean, we were part of that. We were Leonard’s little helpers.
We didn’t do a lot, but we were there and when we kind of started
downhill after all that you begin to think that you can never get
back, but you keep trying. Just the fact that you want one more
trophy, one more trophy. You just can’t quit and we never did quit.
We just kept trying and, like I said, there are so many people
responsible for us sitting here. We’re just a small part of it and
it’s bringing back the red and white car with the gold number that
Pearson drove, that just seemed like it put things back to normal. I
told Richard Petty earlier in the week that he needed to paint his car
back to blue with the orange stripes at the top and the world would be
correct, and I believe that. I believe our car is supposed to be red
and white with a gold number. His is supposed to be Petty blue with
an orange stripe across the top of it with a big, white 43. Whenever
that happens, I’ll be happy.”

TREVOR BAYNE – HOW DOES IT FEEL TO WIN THE DAYTONA 500? “If I tried
to put it into words, I wouldn’t be doing it any justice that’s for
sure. I tell you what, I couldn’t ask to be sitting up there with any
better guys than three that are up here and then Glen and Leonard who
laid the foundation for this whole thing. If it wasn’t for these
guys, there is now way I’d be sitting up here. They gave me a rocket
ship that definitely did me a lot of justice today. Anybody I hooked
up with, it was headed to the front. To get this win, it’s my first
win in NASCAR period in any of the top three series. My first Sprint
Cup win in our second-ever race, that’s setting a standard, I’d say
that for sure.”

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TREVOR BAYNE CONTINUED – HOW DO YOU AND DONNIE RELATE? “You see us up
here picking on each other. He still acts young. He can be a winner
with anybody and I really believe that and these guys can be a winner
with anybody any decade. They’ve been doing this for a long time.
Donnie and I were just talking about how long he’s been trying to do
this and I never would have thought I’d be the guy to give somebody
their first Daytona 500 win, but I can’t thank these guys enough.
It’s incredible. The whole crew, everybody that’s out there. They
spend nights and days and rotisserie’s and all kinds of stuff getting
that race car right and they put a lot of time into it and it paid off
for them.”

TREVOR BAYNE – CAN YOU QUANTIFY HOW LOW IT GOT FOR YOU GUYS? THE
LAST TIME YOU WON HE WAS 10 AND THE TIME BEFORE THAT HE WAS 3? THAT’S
CRAZY. “I bet 1991 even makes you feel a little old, doesn’t it?
(laughter)

EDDIE WOOD – “Probably the lowest point was missing this race in ’08.
Our family had been coming down here since the fifties and had never
missed one until we missed it. I think that’s probably the lowest
point for me was that day, and we came back to the race track and hung
out because we had a lot of guests coming and things like that. It’s
almost like when you miss a race, especially the Daytona 500, it’s
like somebody died. Until you go through it, you can’t put it into
words, but when you walk through the garage and you see people you see
every week, they’re afraid to look at you. It’s like they don’t know
what to say. Like you walk up to them and say, ‘Hey, we missed the
race, OK.’ But it’s tearing you apart inside. Len and I dug in and
we visited a lot of people. We got with our friends at Ford Motor
Company. Edsel Ford introduced us to a man named Jim Farley and Mr.
Farley, if you want to hear the whole story I’ll tell you.
“Pocono testing May 28 of ’08. We had missed the 600 and Edsel Ford
was looking for a phone number for a four-star general that we were
friends with and he called me. He said, ‘Why haven’t you called me?
What’s going on?’ And I said, ‘Mr. Ford. I’m just ashamed to. We’ve
run so poorly and we’re missing races.’ He said, ‘We’ve got to fix
that. I’m going to have someone call you in the morning.’ So the
next morning, which was Wednesday, I think, Mr. Jim Farley from Ford
Motor Company called us and he said, ‘We’ve got to fix your program.
Why don’t you come up here.’ So within two hours we had no clothes,
wore what we had on and headed to the airport and left just like we
were. We went to Michigan and bought clothes to go visit Mr. Farley –
stayed up there two days to get to him and we met with him and told
him our problems and it was just like talking to someone you’ve known
for years and he said, ‘OK, we’re gonna fix this.’ There’s a lot of
stuff in between that and then and I won’t go into all that, but
that’s how we started to come back.”

EDDIE WOOD — HOW MIGHT THIS CHANGE YOUR IMMEDIATE FUTURE FROM 17
RACES? COULD THAT GROW? “I’m gonna let Len answer that because he
keeps up with the money.”

LEN WOOD – “We were talking about that earlier. I think we had a
pretty big payday today. We were talking about running the first
five. I think Martinsville, here we come. That will be the sixth
race and then on to Texas from there. Hopefully, somebody watching us
today stirred a little interest up and maybe they’ll want to join us.”

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TREVOR BAYNE – CAN YOU TALK ABOUT HAVING TO BUY A SUIT AND GO TO NEW
YORK? “I think all 12 of us at dinner were joking around about that
and none of us thought that was gonna be possible. I drove down here
in my F-150 and I was planning on driving back, but they tell me
somebody else is gonna have to drive it back for me. It’s insane
because we were kidding around. ‘Did you bring enough clothes to go
if you win the race?’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve got this. I’ve got
two t-shirts.’ I thought it was a big joke, but here we are. I guess
I better call somebody up that can make a suit and get some clothes
down here for me, but I’m pretty picky so I don’t know if I can just
call anybody. This is so crazy. I don’t even know what to say. I
almost feel undeserving because there are guys like Donnie and all
these guys out here that are racing against us that have been trying
to do this for so long, but there’s nobody that deserves it more than
any of these guys sitting up here, so I’m just glad that I got to be
the guy sitting behind the wheel for these guys to get this win.” HOW
DOES TREVOR RUNNING NATIONWIDE FOR POINTS AFFECT THE CUP PROGRAM?
COULD YOU MAKE THE CHASE IF YOU RAN A FULL SCHEDULE? “I think the car
still gets points, if I’m not mistaken so the car will still be in the
running for all of that. I don’t know how the chase works – driver or
car or what – but we’ll be the guys that say that we should have won
the championship if that’s what it comes down to. I wish I could talk
Mike Helton into letting me change the boxes. Maybe I can, so Mike,
if you’re listening. But I think our plan is still to run the full
Nationwide deal. It’s kind of crazy we came here with the only thing
on the car was Ford Racing. They picked up this race because we had
nothing on it. This team only has 17 races, so now maybe both of them
will get a boost. We can keep doing this deal and that deal and
whatever plays out, that’s how it was supposed to happen and we’ll
just keep running with it.” TONY STEWART, BOBBY LABONTE, KURT BUSCH
AND MARK MARTIN – ALL VETERANS WHO HAVE NEVER WON A DAYTONA 500. WHAT
ARE YOU THINKING? “Now that you put it that way I’m a little worried
that one of them is gonna come after me tonight. I’m gonna have to
sleep with one eye open, but that’s why I said I felt a little
undeserving, but these guys definitely deserve it. They can all tell
you on the radio, if you listened to that last restart, I’m leading
and I’m saying, ‘Who can I push? Who can I let in front of me to push
across this thing because our car was so fast as a pusher?’ I was
gonna brake and let Tony Stewart get down and all of a sudden here
comes the 47 car just pushing away. Bobby Labonte, he did an awesome
job. That was the best restart we’ve had all weekend. That was kind
of an area we had struggled, not getting hooked up. We dropped back.
You saw it in the duels. The last restart of the Nationwide race with
Ricky Stenhouse. He did an incredible job, but my mistake kind of
messed us up there, and then here, all day, our restarts kind of
dropped us back and then we’d come back to the front. So I’m
thinking, ‘Oh no. We’re leading now. That’s kind of cool to say that
we were leading on the start of the green-white-checkered,’ and then I
told somebody earlier, I said, ‘I got to the white flag and I said at
least we can say we led the white flag lap of the Daytona 500.’ And
then we get to turn four and we’re still leading and I’m like,
‘Somebody is gonna pass us. What’s gonna happen here?’ And nobody
ever did. It’s just, ‘Wow. Really.” WERE YOU RACING DEFENSIVELY?
“Honestly, it seems a little bit too easy there at the end. I expected
another pack to come up just like they had the whole time. The second
pack seemed to have the benefit of the big push. That was the first
time I worked with Bobby Labonte the whole race, so maybe we should
have just hooked up earlier, but we were pushing David Ragan there. I
thought that was gonna be the deal, just hook up to David and push him
and keep him from getting wrecked. That’s why I liked being the
pusher all day. I didn’t want to be in a situation where somebody
would be behind us and possibly turn us. I guess there at the end on
the last straightaway I raced defensively. I saw Carl Edwards coming
up. I pulled down to get a push from him and it just worked out
perfect.”

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TREVOR BAYNE – WHY DO YOU THINK DRIVERS LIKE JEFF GORDON AND OTHERS
FELT GOOD WORKING WITH YOU? “I have no idea, other than the fact that
we had a fast race car and everybody wants to be hooked up to a fast
race car, so when we qualified third that kind of sparked everything.
They were like, ‘Wow, maybe we need that 21 car pushing us.’ So I
don’t want to say it’s anything I did any differently than any other
rookie, but we were just fast. I can’t thank Jeff and those guys
enough for putting the trust in me. Even though I’m only 20, I’ve
been doing it since I was five also, so I’ve got a little bit of
experience, but definitely nothing like this, but really none of us
had any experience doing this. So I really had a little bit of an
advantage not having to re-learn it all. I got behind them. I was
comfortable pushing. I just kept it cool and that Ford held up all
day. At one point in the race I dropped a little bit of water
pressure and they said it was just because it had cooled down, so that
Ford engine kept running strong as a pusher. But all those guys that
helped me along the way today, their trust in me showed that other
people could trust me. Jeff Gordon taking that first step just showed
everybody else that they can work with me and we’re here.” WHERE DID
THAT MOVE COME FROM AT THE END? “I’m here to win just like they are.
I’m just glad we didn’t get turned on that deal. Of course, it might
have been like the ’76 race and we’d have been sideways crossing the
finish line torn up, but maybe still first. No, like I said, Bobby
Labonte was just an awesome pusher and then I pulled down and it was
like perfect timing. Donnie definitely had a plan for that. He’s
like, ‘Alright, now.’ And I pulled down and it just hooked up
perfect. Like Carl said, ‘I couldn’t get to you. I got to you and
you just pulled back away.’ Thank you all for cheering for me.
That’s really cool and I think it’s awesome too that these guys were
cheering for me at Texas and they took that first step and said, ‘Hey,
we’re gonna continue doing this.’ After Texas they could have said,
‘No more. You figure out what else you’re gonna do.’ But we saw the
potential. The oldest team with the youngest driver, I think it’s so
cool just to be sitting in here.” HOW MUCH OF TODAY’S WIN WAS A
RESULT OF YOUR HUMILITY EARLIER IN THE WEEK AND TODAY? “That’s
definitely not how we planned it. I planned on winning the whole
time, don’t get me wrong, but I planned on pushing somebody until that
last lap. The whole race is going on and I’m just formulating, ‘OK,
when is gonna be the best to make a move if there are no other groups
pushing?’ But I think humility is something to hang on to. For all
the young kids and everything doing their sports or whatever, just
stay grounded. Remember, if it wasn’t for somebody else helping you,
then you wouldn’t be sitting where you are. I’ve had so many people
help me along the way that have kept me grounded, too. From my family
getting me started to driving for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., to driving
for MWR and Gary Bechtel and Diamond-Waltrip Racing, to Jack Roush, to
these guys, somebody has helped you get there. You didn’t do it on
your own, so when you think about it that way, it will keep you humble
and I think those kind of people will always be rewarded for it.”

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TREVOR BAYNE CONTINUED – DID YOU PLAY A SCENARIO GROWING UP IN YOUR
MIND EVER ABOUT BEING ON THE LAST LAP OF THE DAYTONA 500? “Oh yeah,
when we met the first time at dinner the other night when we were
joking around about it when and I never expected to be sitting in here
and I still don’t think it is real. Sorry if I am bouncing around on
questions and answers but I figure I can do whatever I want to since
it is just a dream anyways.”

LEN WOOD – WHAT WERE YOU GUYS DOING ON THE PIT BOX WHEN IT CAME DOWN
TO THE GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED? “For me it was trying to help Donnie
with the fuel mileage with all the yellows and us working on trying to
save fuel on each yellow. We were planning on the
green-white-checkered and I think at the end we could have run on to
about 215. A lot of that was due to Trevor not getting out of gear but
using long gears. We are just tickled to be here. I don’t know what
else to say.”

TREVOR BAYNE CONTINUED – HOW DID YOU CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY
AND ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE CELEBRITY THAT IS ABOUT TO COME YOUR WAY?
“I don’t know if I am prepared for that. To answer your question, we
had a birthday dinner Friday night before the Nationwide race with my
crew from Nationwide and my Cup guys at a seafood restaurant.
Everybody was together, my friends and my mom and dad. It was really
cool. Last night on my actual birthday we just went to bed. Before
that we rode around on the golf cart and into the campgrounds and hung
out with some of the fans. A couple of my buddies got in a wheel
barrel race and they won that two. So that is what inspired me today.
It was fun to go out and see the fans that come to support us and the
good time they have at these races. This is cool. This will be the
best birthday celebration I have ever had tonight.”

WHAT HAPPENED TO DAVID RAGAN AND WHAT WERE YOU THINKING AT THAT
MOMENT? “I wanted to keep David up there. That was our buddy and our
Ford teammate that we could push. I planned on being the pusher. That
rule is tough. If you are the leader, you want to be able to go
wherever you want and as fast as you want as long as you go in that
box. I can see where NASCAR is coming from on that. The lane change
was made. Do I agree with it? I don’t know what to say because we are
sitting here in victory lane and I will take a win however I can get
it. I hate that for David though. It might not have worked out though
and neither of us might have ended up on victory lane if he hadn’t
gotten black flagged but I think they deserved it too and I gotta
thank them for helping us get up there. If it weren’t for them we
wouldn’t have been in that situation to take the lead after that
because they worked with us to get us up to the front.” DO YOU REALIZE
YOU JOIN AJ FOYT, CALE YARBOROUGH, TINY LUND AND DAVID PEARSON AS
DAYTONA 500 WINNERS FOR THE WOOD BROTHERS? “That is incredible. I am
telling you it is just incredible to be a part of this group, it
really is. When was the last 500 for you guys? 1976 was the last one I
think which is 13 years before I was born. Just to get at you again
Marty (laughter). It is an incredible list. To be added to that list
period is crazy. Especially in our first attempt. It sets the bar for
this team. We don’t expect to win them all but we know we can now.”

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CAN YOU GO BACK TO WHEN THIS DEAL FIRST CAME ABOUT AND YOU WERE TOLD
YOU WOULD GET THIS RIDE AND WHAT YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN LIKE SINCE THAT
DAY? “I don’t really know how the Texas deal came together; these
guys could tell you more about that. I knew that Donnie Wingo was just
making a transition to them from Roush and I had signed up with Roush.
We wanted to get into that race so that I could run for the 500. If I
didn’t run Texas we didn’t know if I could run here. They Wood
Brothers were kind enough to let me drive their car at Texas and we
were very successful. We had an awesome day together. These guys feel
like family. They are here to race, no other motives than that. We
just clicked. Donnie and I hit it off the first time we talked and it
seemed we would get along great. The offseason came along and I had a
decision to make between Nationwide and Cup and if I wanted to run a
more limited schedule in Cup and be a guaranteed full time Nationwide
driver or if I wanted to take half and half, which is kind of what I
did. I couldn’t tell you enough, but that is the best decision I ever
made, to stay with these guys. I can’t thank them enough for saying
they wanted to keep me in their car. That is awesome. They have never
had rookie stripes on their car before this. I know I mess up the
paint scheme a little bit, but I am glad we did it.

DONNIE WINGO CONTINUED – WHAT WERE YOU TALKING TO TREVOR ABOUT JUST
BEFORE THE LAST TWO LAPS? “In the last minute there he came on there
and asked what does he do now. I told him the best thing to do was to
line up with whoever is behind us and hopefully we get enough push and
they can lock up and be in front of these guys. We were lucky to have
Bobby Labonte there and he gave us a push to get us out there and made
a move to block Carl and gave us another push to get to victory.”

TREVOR BAYNE CONTINUED – DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO TINY LUND WAS? “I
can’t say that I have watched any races. I have really had to study
the history of the Wood Brothers. They took me through the shop on one
of the first days and showed me all the pictures on the wall. I
haven’t been to the museum yet, but they took me to that one area and
showed me the Indianapolis win and I am sure that one of those
pictures was him in there. They have got some cool ones, all the way
through. I got a little history lesson, but didn’t get to watch any of
those races.” WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED IN YOUR
LIFE BEFORE TODAY AND THE BIGGEST THING IN RACING BEFORE TODAY? “The
biggest thing I have ever done or could do is finding Christ. That is
the reason I am here. He has put me here for this reason. I didn’t
even lose it for the 500 win, but that almost made me lose it. That
gives us purpose. These are great things, but they go away with time
and that is something that can never go away.” DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
THE NEXT BIG THING IN NASCAR AND WILL YOU NEED SPARKLING GRAPE JUICE
TO CELEBRATE TONIGHT? “That is funny, the first race I ever won in a
stock car they gave me sparkling cider and I couldn’t figure out how
to get the cork off and all the guys are ducking trying to dodge it in
case it shot off. I don’t know if I am the next big thing. I hope so,
but I hope we can prove it. I don’t want it to be handed to us easy. I
want to earn it and I think we are doing that. Winning races and
running up front, we are earning it. It is real. We are really sitting
here and these guys have given me the equipment to shine and we are
running with it.” YOU ARE UP ALMOST 8,000 NEW MEMBERS OF YOUR TWITTER
PAGE. YOU ARE ALMOST TO 16,000. “What? I got from six to 16 in a
hour? I have been working at that for a long time. That kind of makes
me mad. (laughter) What in the world?

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DID YOU HAVE TIME TO SPEAK WITH DAVID PEARSON THIS WEEK AND WHAT DID
YOU TALK ABOUT? “The first thing he said was to be careful. That was
the mindset that I had to have at the beginning. I didn’t forget that
or take it lightly. We had to survive that whole race. All the
crashes, we had to be there at the end to have a chance at that. The
next thing he said was that he hoped we could do what he did in the
21. We did that too, so hopefully he will give us more advice and we
can keep following it up. David Pearson is the man and it is so cool
to be following in his footsteps in this car. One of his friends that
have been hanging out with him for a long time knew my grandfather
when he used to race and he raced around South Carolina just locally.
That was really cool to hear that those guys raced with my grandfather
which was really neat. YOU WERE NINE YEARS OLD WHEN DALE EARNHARDT
DIED, WHAT ARE YOUR MEMORIES OF THAT? “I remember everything about it
actually. I was at my grandparents house watching the race when the
accident happened. We lived about five miles away from my
grandparents, so when the race was over we left and went to our house
and that is when the announcement was made. Our whole family, you know
the impact it had on everybody, I was nine years old and I was teary
eyed. I understood even then the impact he had on our sport and what
an amazing man he was. It is crazy that we are sitting here 10 years
later. It has gone by fast. I remember everything about that. It is
crazy. I was racing go carts. I can’t thank Dale enough for everything
he did. He laid the foundation for the safety, the aggressiveness and
everything he did for the sport. He was a real person. I think we
might get away from that sometimes, but that is something he always
did. He was always Dale. I took from him to just be yourself. I feel
honored and undeserving to be here10 years later for the anniversary.”

LEN WOOD CONTINUED – KNOWING WHAT FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS BEEN THROUGH
IN DEARBORN RECENTLY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU GUYS TO HAVE JUSTIFIED
MR. FARLEY’S FAITH IN YOU AND THE FACT YOU HAVE TURNED EVERY BLUE OVAL
SHOWROOM INTO HAPPY HOUR MONDAY MORNING? “Ford Motor Company really
did a phenomenal job in their recovery. They didn’t borrow any money
and I am really proud of them for not having to do that. They were
prepared and they knew what to do. They saw the crisis coming and got
ready for it. They have great leadership up there with Mr. Farley and
Mark Fields and they knew what to do. We are so proud to be a part of
those guys. We have raced Ford Motor Company products, our Dad and
everybody did from 1950 to now, that is one of the most important
things to us and our family. The big thing is that we are the guys who
have won the 600th win. I think Richard Petty won the 100th one. I was
talking to him about that a little while ago. We were looking for the
600th win today as a company and for us to be the guys that gave it to
them with Trevor at the wheel is just a story book ending for it. I am
just so proud to be a part of their world. They mean the world to us.”

DONNIE WINGO CONTINUED – CAN YOU TALK ABOUT TREVORS MATURITY? “I have
been fortunate to have worked with a lot of good rookies and young
drivers over the years and like I said before, the one thing I notice
in Trevor that stands out above some of the other ones is his knack
for racing. A lot of these young guys can go fast, but when they get
in a race they don’t know which way to go. I think it is the way he
races around other guys and the respect he gets from them, being able
to draft with Jeff and some of the veterans, I think they instill a
lot of faith in him and that makes him stand above some of the other
young guys I have worked with.”

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TREVOR BAYNE CONTINUED – LAST YEAR THE WINNER OF THIS RACE BROUGH HOME
$1.5 MILLION. WHAT WILL BE THE FIRST THING YOU BUY? “I don’t know if
I will splurge. I am definitely not putting it up for retirement yet,
I am going to stay around for awhile. Hopefully this money will help
us get some more races and there are a lot of foundations and
ministries that need support. Back to Back ministries in Mexico is one
and there are a lot of good organizations that need some help and we
will help them out as much as we can. I don’t know what I am going to
buy. I like those Ford Raptors, but maybe I can talk the Ford guys
into giving me one of those for this win so I don’t have to buy it. I
don’t know, we will have to see what can do about that. Tim Duerr, I
like those Raptors man, hook us up.” IF THEY CAN PUT MORE RACES
TOGETHER WILL YOU RACE THE CAR AND CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND AND NOT
RACE FOR NATIONWIDE POINTS OR HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? “I don’t
really know. I didn’t expect to have this situation come up honestly.
I haven’t talked to them honestly. You know what is funny? Jack Roush
joked around with us this morning about it. Jack said, ‘You know, if
you win this thing or do good in it, then one of us is going to be mad
if you switch points. Len is going to be mad at me if I keep you in
Nationwide and I am going to be mad if you go run for Cup.’ They were
kidding about it, but that is so funny to me now. I don’t know if that
is an option, it might not be. Hopefully we can contend for a
championship in whichever series. I think our Nationwide program is
really stout this year and I thought we had a chance to win that race
yesterday. I couldn’t get it out of third gear to go to fourth on the
restart. We have two great race teams and I am proud to be a part of
these two great organizations and with Ford as the connecting piece.”

EDDIE WOOD CONTINUED – IS IT TRUE THAT PART OF YOUR SHOP WAS A TREE AT
ONE POINT? “The truth of that is that when this started, our
grandfather Jay Walter Wood, my father Glen and Leonard went and
bought a 1940 Ford and they came to the home place and they told the
grandfather we were going to race. First thing he said was, ‘Don’t
unload that mess here’, but they did anyway of course. There was a
beech three, and now it is like 150 years old. The engine they pulled
out of that car they threw a chain over the lowest limb and that was
what they pulled it out with. Our racing really started under a beech
tree which is still there by the way. We had some seeds to it and we
still have some in a little box. People that want one, I will run you
down somewhere or you run me down. My sister made a bunch of them. It
is an actual seed from that tree.”

TREVOR BAYNE CONTINUED – YOU WERE PUSHING MOST OF THE DAY, WAS
TEMPERATURE A PROBLEM? “You know, I was never the leader until I
think the last lap. We pushed the whole time. Ford did a really good
job of making this engine durable. We were probably hotter than some
of the other cars at times because we pushed so long, but the engine
held up. We had temperatures up to 270 degrees. I had to be careful
not to lose all our water. I ran around 260 the whole time which is
hotter than you normally see them. Our car did good at staying in line
and our car cooled down fast when I pulled out of line.”

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DID YOU EVER HAVE ANY MECHANICAL PROBLEMS TODAY AND YOU SAID ON THE
RADIO YOU DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO GET TO VICTORY LANE, CAN YOU TALK ABOUT
THAT? “As a pusher I had to do a lot of breaking there at times,
especially when we came up on big packs. The cars in front would check
up. There were times David and I were half throttle just to keep from
running over people. I think that is what is important. Both cars had
a big responsibility. The front had to guide the train and make sure
you stayed hooked up. The back guy’s main responsibility was to make
sure you don’t crash. That is what I had to do all day. That and keep
the thing cool and push him up through there. There were times I had
to check up and let him come back to us. Getting to victory lane was
funny. Thanks for throwing that out there to everybody. I had to throw
it in reverse and back up. The jack man on the 56, I had to ask him
how to get to victory lane and he pointed me there. I am glad we made
it alright.” BEING THAT YOU ARE FROM TENNESSEE, DO YOU THINK YOU WILL
BE BIGGER AT UT THAN BRUCE PEARL OR PHIL FULMER? “I don’t know man,
that is tough to overcome right there. We had Peyton Manning too. I
think everyone in Knoxville are Colts fans too. Kenny Chesney actually
went to the same school I did. Maybe I could warm up him or something.
There are a lot of great things coming out of Knoxville. I love
getting back there. These guys still get back to Virginia. I try to
remember where I came from. I have a lot of friends and family here
from Knoxville and I can’t wait to get back and see everybody.”

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EDDIE WOOD – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE YOU DAD AND LEONARD IN VICTORY
LANE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO THEM? “To them, today is probably, if
they were in here they’d probably both tell you that today is the
biggest win of their life. The really cool thing that happened when
the race was over, I was watching Trevor do burnouts a little bit, and
then I saw Richard Petty walk up and he said, ‘Where’s your dad?’ And
I said, ‘Right over here.’ So we went and found my dad and Richard
Petty took him into Victory Lane. That was pretty awesome right
there. You had to be there to see it to know what I’m talking about,
but, like I said, there are so many people involved in this that it’s
just incredible. But I think they’ve been rooting for us to get going
and to get back and, like I said, we went so far down and to come back
and I was gonna add to what Marty said a while ago – the man
responsible was Edsel Ford. He was on our box all day. He never left
our side and he went to Victory Lane with us. That just said it all
right there. That’s Henry Ford’s great grandson. I get back to the
Ford thing, but that’s what it’s all about with us, and his three sons
were there. That part of it, everything that happened today outside
the race – just the people that were around us supporting us were just
like family. I’m just so proud of that. For Edsel to be a part of
it, my dad and Leonard to be a part of it – to be here, you couldn’t
write a script. It’s just the best thing to ever happen to us.”

TREVOR BAYNE – WHEN DID YOU SAY THE PRAYER? “We did it right before
the race started. We were sitting on pit road and normally I call the
guys over to the car, but I just wanted everybody to be a part of it.
Definitely, I want to model myself after Jesus. He was the man. I
want to follow in his footsteps and just model myself after everything
that he did, which is impossible, but it was so cool to have a team
that supported that. To have these guys around, the crew chief,
Donnie was a part of it. We did it yesterday before our Nationwide
race and just not forget that because that really is bigger than
anything we have going on here. He’s blessed us for sure.” CAN YOU
REMEMBER WHAT YOU DID LAST YEAR DURING THE DAYTONA 500? “I was down
here watching it. Ever since I signed with DEI I started coming down
here and watching them and just learning and taking it in and just
trying to be a part of the action. I’d run to Victory Lane and
congratulate whatever driver it was just to see what it was like to be
there. Now we finally get to have our own Victory Lane celebration.
It’s crazy and it has happened so fast. Two years ago, I didn’t have
a ride. I sat out six months. I raced one Hooters Pro Cup race that
year for my dad’s race team. He always brought me up through the
Allison Legacy Series and go-karts and then got me to Hooters Pro Cup
and I ran for him, and then I drove for DEI. At the end of my season
when I was 17, we lost our funding at DEI. That was the frenzy year,
so I sat out for six months and waited on something to happen. This
was two years ago and I met a lady by the name of Danielle Randell
Bower, who introduced me to Gary Bechtel and his son, who then went
with me to MWR and they formed that partnership there, so I started
driving for them and that’s what gave me my spark into NASCAR to show
everybody we can do it. Last year, when we made the transition to
Roush Fenway, Jack was quick to pick up on us and believe in us and
then the Wood Brothers the same thing. Me sitting here is just
because of a lot of people who have believed in me. Obviously, I kind
of know what I’m doing sometimes, so that’ s helped, but just having
support behind me all the time. At that point two years ago, I didn’t
know what I would be doing, but it’s happened so fast. I never ran
late models. I ran like 10 Legends races and one Bandolero race or
something, but I ran Legacy cars, Hooters Pro Cup, Camping World East
and then straight to Nationwide. It’s just been really cool to see
how this has progressed.” WHEN DID IT ALL COME TOGETHER AS FAR AS A
PLAN TO WIN? “Really, what I thought was gonna happen is I was
finishing second or third or fourth because I figured it would come
down to a battle between two groups, kind of like we’ve seen. I
didn’t want to break off from him if there was another group coming
because I wanted to see a Ford win, obviously. With him being a Roush
Fenway driver, I’d like to push him across instead of breaking off
from him and both of us losing the race, so that was my plan – to just
tag on to him, push him around. Obviously, if we broke away by 15-20
car lengths coming down the frontstretch I would have tried something,
so that was my plan all along. I don’t know how it worked out that we
were the lead car, but it did.”

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