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Wood Brothers Racing Brings Back 1971 #21 Mercury Paint Scheme For Darlington

Harrisburg, NC (May 6, 2008) - Wood Brothers Racing will be placing its 1971Mercury paint scheme on the #21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion in Darlington this weekend for the Dodge Challenger 500 on Saturday night, May 10th.

Bill Elliott will drive the #21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion with the vintage paint scheme. The candy apple red and white COT with the signature gold numbers will commemorate a time in Wood Brother's racing history when David Pearson drove the #21 to five wins and eight pole starting positions at Darlington Raceway.

The #21 Purolator Mercury moved back into the racing scene when Leonard Wood recently restored the race car that was housedin the Darlington Raceway Museum for over 30 years. David Pearson and Carl Edwards brought modern and classic race cars together again in a media event for the newly surfaced raceway in April.

Pearson made laps in the original Mercury as Carl Edwards followed in the new COT style race car. Leonard Wood stood by and buckled Pearson in, as he did as Pearson's crew chief years ago. Scenes of the special feature will air during the pre-race show NASCAR Raceday on Speed Saturday, May 10th at 5:00pm EDT.

-credit: www.woodbrothersracing.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Carl Edwards , David Pearson
Teams Wood Brothers Racing