Milestones

The Trophy Room

Wood Brothers' Career Milestones

 

WIN TRACK DATE MILESTONE
- Stuart, VA Jan 1, 1950 1950 to present – only raced Ford products
- Stuart, VA Jan 1, 1950 1950 to present – Seven decades of winning
- Martinsville, VA May 17, 1953 Wood Brothers’ first GrandNational race; Glen Wood was the driver.
- N. Wilkesboro, NC Oct 19, 1958 First GN pole (G. Wood); came in team’s 12th attempt.
- - 1959 Glen Wood named Most Popular Driver
1 Winston-Salem, NC Apr 18, 1960 First GN win (G. Wood); came in team’s 32nd race.
4 Charlotte, NC Oct 16, 1960 First superspeedway win (S. Thompson); came in first start superspeedways.
5 Richmond, VA Oct 23, 1960 Second and last win for Thompson with Woods.
8 Winston-Salem, NC Aug 13, 1963 Fourth and last win for G. Wood.
9 N. Wilkesboro, NC Sep 29, 1963 First win for M. Panch.
- - 1963 1963 Car Owner Champion
10 Riverside, CA Jan 19, 1964 First win for D. Gurney.
14 Atlanta, GA Apr 11, 1965 Fifth superspeedway win; first for Panch.
19 Rockingham, NC Oct 31, 1965 First win for C. Turner; record 4th superspeedway win of season.
21 Atlanta, GA Apr 2, 1967 10th superspeedway win; first for C. Yarborough.
23 Riverside, CA Jan 21, 1968 Gurney’s fourth and last win; record fifth straight win here.
27 Daytona Beach, FL Jul 4, 1968 15th superspeedway win; fifth for Yarborough.
28 Darlington, SC Sep 2, 1968 Record 5th superspeedway win in 1 season.
- - 1968 Won Myers Brother Award
34 Rockingham, NC Nov 15, 1970 20th superspeedway win; 10th for Yarborough on supers and13th overall in 77 races.
35 Ontario, CA Feb 28, 1971 First win for A.J. Foyt.
37 Talladega, AL May 16, 1971 First win for D. Allison.
39 Ontario, CA Mar 5, 1972 25th superspeedway win; fourth and last with Foyt.
40 Darlington, SC Apr 16, 1972 Pearson wins from pole in 1st start for Woods.
44 Brooklyn, MI Aug 20, 1972 30th superspeedway win.
45 Dover, DE Sep 17, 1972 Eighth superspeedway win of season ties record.
50 Talladega, AL May 6, 1973 Record 35th superspeedway win; Holman-Moody set career mark of 34 in 1971; Pearson ties record of four consecutive superspeedway wins.
55 Dover, DE Sep 16, 1973 40th superspeedway win.
56 Rockingham, NC Oct 21, 1973 Record 10th superspeedway win for 1 season.
- - 1963 Won Myers Brothers Award
60 Daytona Beach, FL Jul 4, 1974 45th superspeedway win.
65 Brooklyn, MI Jun 15, 1975 50th superspeedway win.
70 Darlington, SC Apr 11, 1976 55th superspeedway win.
75 Darlington, SC Sep 6, 1976 Win Triple Crown (Daytona 500, World 600, Southern 500); 60th superspeedway win.
76 Ontario, CA Nov 21, 1976 Tie own superspeedway record of 10 wins in 1 season.
79 Rocingham, NC Mar 5, 1978 100th career win for Pearson.
80 Dover, DE May 21, 1978 65th superspeedway win.
82 Brooklyn, MI Aug 20, 1978 Pearson’s 42nd superspeedway win and 43rd overall as Woods’ driver; record 26th super race won from pole, 18 by Pearson.
83 Dover, DE May 20, 1979 N. Bonnett wins first race in third start for Woods.
85 Atlanta, GA Nov 4, 1979 70th superspeedway win.
90 Atlanta, GA Nov 8, 1981 75th superspeedway win.
91 Charlotte, NC May 30, 1982 Bonnett’s ninth and last win for Woods.
92 Daytona Beach, FL Jul 4, 1983 Buddy Baker’s only win in two seasons (1983-84) with Woods.
93 Richmond, VA Feb 23, 1986 Kyle Petty wins first race in 30th start for Woods
94 Charlotte, NC May 24, 1987 Petty’s second and last win with Woods.
- - 1988 Buddy Shuman Award of Excellence
95 Brooklyn, MI Aug 18, 1991 Dale Jarrett wins first race in 43rd start for Woods.
96 Atlanta, GA Mar 20, 1993 Morgan Shepherd wins first race in 33rd start for Woods; record 80th win for Woods on tracks of a mile or longer.
- - Wood Brothers receive Buddy Shuman Award
- - Wood Brothers receive Myers Brothers Award
- New York City Dec 2, 1994 Exceed $1 million in prize money first time.
- New York City Dec 1, 1995 Won The Bill France Award of Excellence
- Charlotte, NC May 18, 1996 In Michael Waltrip’s first season as driver, won The Winston Select all-star race first time and $200,000.
- Daytona Beach, FL Feb 10, 1997 Glen inducted into Daytona Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame
- Daytona Beach, FL Feb 13, 1997 Glen named One of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers
- RICHMOND, VA Sep 9, 1999 Received Spirit of Ford Award.
- 2000 Racing Season Jan 1, 2000 Wood Brothers Racing celebrates 50 Years in racing.
- Novi, MI Jun 8, 2000 Glen & Leonard inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame
97 Bristol Mar 25, 2001 Elliott Sadler’s first Winston Cup victory, and first victory with Motorcraft
- Darlington, SC Sep 1, 2001 Glen inducted into NMPA Hall of Fame
- Darlington, SC Sep 1, 2001 Leonard inducted into NMPA Hall of Fame
- Talladega, AL Apr 18, 2002 Glen inducted into International Motorsports Hall of Fame
- South Boston, VA Dec 11, 2004 Glen inducted into Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame
- Concord, NC Oct 15, 2005 Glen & Leonard receive Smokey Yunick Award
- Portsmouth, VA Apr 22, 2006 Glen & Leonard inducted into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
- Stuart, VA Oct 18, 2007 Glen & Leonard inducted into Virginia Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame
- Stuart, VA Jan 1, 2010 Wood Brothers celebrate Sixty Years in Racing
- Stuart, VA June 10, 2010 Wood Brothers Receive The Henry Ford Innovation Award
98 Daytona Beach, FL February 20 , 2011 Trevor Bayne wins the Daytona 500 (5th Daytona 500 win for Wood Brothers and 600th win for Ford Motor Company)
- Charlotte, NC January 20 , 2012 Glen Wood inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
- Dearborn, MI March 22, 2012 2011 Daytona 500 Champions car placed in The Henry Ford
- Charlotte, NC February 8, 2013 Leonard Wood inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame
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