Michigan II: Wood Brothers race report

Team Effort Gets ...

Team Effort Gets #21 Quick Lane Ford Fusion 16th at MIS

It was a weekend of perseverance for the Wood Brothers at Michigan International Speedway. From a hard earned 9th place qualifying effort on Friday to a "never-quit" attitude during the race, driver Bill Elliott, crew chief David Hyder and the team brought the #21 Quick Lane Ford Fusion to the checkered flag in 16th place.

The #21 took the green flag before a crowd of over 100,000 people under hot, humid conditions. Bill fought a loose condition until the midpoint of the race. Elliott and Hyder continued working to help the car's handling and after a brief rain delay and a couple of pit stops, the duo began dialing the car in. Coming from as far back as 35th, Bill drove the #21 up through the field and eventually crossed the finish line in 16th place.

Team co-owner Eddie Wood commented, "All in all, we had a lot of positives today. We struggled a bit early, but the guys figured it out and got very competitive at the end. We had good pit stops and good race strategy. Racing in Michigan is always special to us because it's the home track for our sponsors Motorcraft and Ford Motor Company."

-credit: wbr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup