Atlanta II: Wood Brothers Racing preview

Jon Wood in Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 U.S. Air Force F-150 Looking Forward To Atlanta Harrisburg, NC (October 22, 2008)-Jon Wood and the Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 U.S. Air Force Ford F-150 head to Atlanta for the E-Z-GO 200 at Atlanta Motor...

Jon Wood in Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 U.S. Air Force F-150 Looking Forward To Atlanta

Harrisburg, NC (October 22, 2008)-Jon Wood and the Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 U.S. Air Force Ford F-150 head to Atlanta for the E-Z-GO 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 25th.

Along with celebrating his 27th birthday this Saturday, Jon Wood is looking forward to getting back to the fast 1.5 mile oval. Wood finished 10th in the spring night race and the team is bringing the chassis that qualified fourth in Texas.

Wood commented on the track and the short 130 mile race. "It's a short race and these mile-and-a-half racetracks seem best suited for 250 miles and this one being 200, that 50 miles doesn't sound like a lot, but for some reason it make that race go by so much faster." He notes that pit strategy is key to track position due to the short duration of the race. He said, "You don't have enough laps to make it back to the front. If you're the lead guy, the caution comes out and you opt to stay out and everyone behind you comes in to pit. They may not have been better than you prior to the pit stop, but they've got brand new tires and you're a sitting duck."

Since this event takes place on Saturday afternoon as opposed to the spring race, the team will have a different setup than the last time and will work off of data from the previous year. Jon mentioned that the team will put forth effort into qualifying and that it's key to have a top starting spot to finish well. Wood said, "It's not going to be what we do to make the weekend good. It's what we need not to do."

-credit: wbr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jon Wood
Teams Wood Brothers Racing