NAME Jon Wood I BIRTHDATE : October 25, 1981 I HOMETOWN Stuart, VA I MARITAL STATUS Single
The 30 year old Stuart, Virginia native began his racing career in Go-Karts after discovering that he enjoyed the thrill of speed and competition that has been the hallmark of his family name. His career continued on local tracks in late model stock cars and then into United States Auto Racing (USAR) Pro Cup Series in what was then known as the NASCAR Winston West Series.
Jon Wood made his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2002 where he started sixth and finished sixth—not a bad first outing for a rookie.
A starting berth on Roush Racing’s Craftsman Truck Series team in 2001 became the foundation of a full-time career in the top NASCAR ranks. In over four seasons in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, he produced two victories, 14 top-fives and 41 top-10 finishes. His first win came at Kansas Speedway on July 5th, 2003. His second victory came three months later at the tiny ½-mile bullring known as Martinsville Speedway on October 18th. This victory will always be most special in his mind as Martinsville, VA is a scant 30 miles from his family’s beloved hometown of Stuart, VA. His best overall point finish in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was a fifth-place finish at the close of the 2003 Season. Wood finished up his 2004 campaign for Roush Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with two top-five finishes and seven top-ten finishes.
In 2005, Wood joined the NASCAR Busch Series ranks on a full-time basis racing the No. 47 Clorox Ford Taurus for ST Motorsports. He finished 15th in the final 2005 point standings with two top-five’s and six top-ten’s to his credit. Jon Wood returned for another season behind the wheel of the No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion in 2006. He also piloted the No. 47 Armor All Ford Fusion in 10 events. He raced to one top-five finish in the season opener at Daytona and racked up an additional four top-tens throughout the season.
In 2007, Jon Wood finally made his long-awaited NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the third race of the season, starting 41st, but finishing a respectable 29th. Jon Wood also ran a partial season in the Busch Series, but returned to the Craftsman Truck Series for the remainder of the 2007 season as the driver of the No. 21 Air Force/Bush Beans/Ravenswood Winery Ford-F-150, where he had one top-five and six top-10 finishes in just 11 starts. He also closed out the season in fine style, winning the Bud Pole Award in the final 2007 Craftsman Truck Series event at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
In 2008, Jon Wood again continued to carry the banner of the famed Wood Family name. He made three starts in the No. 21 Air Force Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, in addition to sharing the driving duties with his cousin, 24-year old Keven Wood, in NASCAR’s Truck Series.
Jon’s 2012 racing plans are still undecided, with options open should sponsorship or driving opportunities become available.
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