Stop 6 - Wood Brothers Racing Museum
Wood Brothers Racing Museum - The Wood Brothers Racing story began 72 years ago when family patriarch Glen Wood decided to try racing. The elder Wood went on to race on the beach in Daytona, win four races on the fledgling NASCAR circuit, and become one of NASCAR’S 50 Greatest Drivers. Wood gave up his driving duties following the 1964 season. The team had already employed several other drivers during the previous eight years, and in 1965 Glen became a full-time owner. In fact, 20 of NASCAR’S Greatest Drivers have driven for Wood Brothers Racing. That list includes Curtis Turner, Tiny Lund, Fireball Roberts, Bob Welborn, Dale Jarrett, A.J. Foyt, Glen Wood, Buddy Baker, Marvin Panch, Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, Fred Lorenzen, David Pearson, Joe Weatherly, Ralph Earnhardt, Neil Bonnett, Ricky Rudd, Mark Martin, and Bill Elliott.
Wood Brothers Racing scored their 98th victory, winning the 2011 Daytona 500 with rookie sensation, Trevor Bayne & their 99th victory at Pocono in 2017 with driver Ryan Blaney. Wood Brothers have now won in seven decades.