Jon Wood to make his debut at Talladega

Wood to drive no. 21 Honey Buns Ford Fusion in Talladega Harrisburg, NC. (April 21, 2008)-Jon Wood will make his 2008 Sprint Cup Series debut in the Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 Honey Buns Ford Fusion in the Aaron's 499 at the famed Talladega ...

Wood to drive no. 21 Honey Buns Ford Fusion in Talladega

Harrisburg, NC. (April 21, 2008)-Jon Wood will make his 2008 Sprint Cup Series debut in the Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 Honey Buns Ford Fusion in the Aaron's 499 at the famed Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 27th.

Since the race was not a scheduled event for Bill Elliott, the team felt that Jon was a logical choice given his experience in the Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series on superspeedways.

Jon has a busy schedule this week as he is also entered to drive the no. 21 Air Force Ford F-150 in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at the Kansas Speedway on April 26th. The team is making every effort to make sure Jon participates in both events. An alternative driver is being considered to practice, qualify and possibly race the truck if arrangements cannot be made to get Jon to the Kansas Speedway.

To start the week, Wood Brothers Racing and Jon Wood will be conducting a two day test at Iowa Speedway this Tuesday April 22 and Wednesday April 23.

Crew Chief Mike Smith agrees that this week is an excellent opportunity for the team to gel and work together for the first time this year. He said, "With Jon's experience level on superspeedways in other series, I'm very comfortable with him getting in the car this weekend. The test in Iowa will also help. It will give us a chance to work together as crew chief and driver, which we've never done before. I'm really looking forward to it."

-credit: www.woodbrothersracing.com

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Jon Wood , Mike Smit
Teams Wood Brothers Racing