NASCAR: Wood Brothers Racing Set For Historic Weekend

By Christy Valdez
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

One of NASCAR’s most historic teams is set to make history once again as Wood Brothers Racing have a milestone to reach at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

At the upcoming Coca Cola 600, the Wood Brothers will accomplish a feat that not many teams in NASCAR have achieved, starting in their 1,400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. While the Wood Brothers get ready to achieve their latest milestone, it’s just one of many historic feats the team has accomplished in their many years in NASCAR.

The Wood Brothers made their way into NASCAR when they made their first start at Martinsville with founder Glen Wood on May 17, 1953. 60 years later, the iconic No.21 car has won many races, and made history with the youngest winner of the Great American Race with Trevor Bayne at the 2011 Daytona 500.

For more than 60 years on the racetrack, team co-owner Eddie Wood feels fortunate to have made it to where the team is currently.

“We all feel very fortunate to be where we are today,” said Wood in a release on the Wood Brothers website. “We couldn’t have done it without having great drivers in our cars over the years, from my dad in the beginning to Trevor Bayne today.”

Currently, the Wood Brothers run a partial Cup Series schedule with Bayne behind the wheel of the No.21 car. Despite running a smaller schedule compared to the rest of the teams on the Cup circuit, every time the No.21 car is on the track, it adds grace to the competition as the car has been a part of the sports history.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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