Michigan: Wood Brothers Racing preview

The Wood Brothers, Bill Elliott and the ...

The Wood Brothers, Bill Elliott and the #21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion will be heading to Brooklyn, Michigan this weekend, the home track of the team's primary sponsors Motorcraft and Ford Motor Company.

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile D-shaped oval with 18° banking in the turns, 12° banking on the frontstretch and 5° banking on the backstretch. NASCAR's inaugural race at MIS in June of 1969 was won by Cale Yarborough in the Wood Brothers #21 Mercury.

The Wood Brothers have started each of the 78 NASCAR Sprint Cup races held at MIS earning 11 wins, 26 top fives, 37 top tens and 9 poles. Like the Wood Brothers, Bill Elliott has also accumulated impressive statistics at MIS. He has 57 starts with 7 wins, 17 top fives, 29 top ten finishes and 7 poles. Combined, Bill and the Wood Brothers have won almost one-quarter of the NASCAR Sprint Cup races held at MIS.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Cale Yarborough
Teams Wood Brothers Racing