Martinsville: Wood Brothers pre-race notes

Wood Brothers Racing And The Little Debbie Ford Fusion Heading Home To Martinsville 1973 Win At Martinsville Harrisburg, NC. (March 27, 2008)- The Wood Family's home town of Stuart, VA. is located only 20 miles from the historic one half mile...

Wood Brothers Racing And The Little Debbie Ford Fusion Heading Home To Martinsville

1973 Win At Martinsville

Harrisburg, NC. (March 27, 2008)- The Wood Family's home town of Stuart, VA. is located only 20 miles from the historic one half mile oval where Wood Brothers Racing began competing in 1953 with family patriarch Glen Wood who piloted the long lived #21 Ford. 58 years later, Bill Elliott will be driving the no. 21 Little Debbie Nutty Bars Ford Fusion at Martinsville Speedway this weekend in the Goody's Cool Orange 500 on Sunday, March 30th.

Although the team has had numerous poles and top five finishes at the infamous speedway, they won their first victory in 1968 with Cale Yarborogh in a Ford Mercury. In 1973, David Pearson drove the Wood Brothers race team to the legendary 11 out of 18 wins and Martinsville one of those victories.

The original 1971 no. 21 Purolator Mercury that brought the team to success in 1973 will be on display at the Wood Brothers Museum in Stuart, VA beginning this week. It has been housed in Darlington Speedway's Museum for 34 years and has finally made its way back home to the Wood Brothers race shop in Stuart, VA. for routine maintenance and restoration.

The museum of Wood Brothers memorabilia spans 58 years of racing. Among some of the many items on display are; a 1989 Neil Bonnett Thunderbird, a 1937 Glen Wood Ford Coach, and cars from Jon Wood and Keven Wood's careers.

The museum is open weekdays from 9:00am to noon, & 1:00pm to 5:00pm. There is no admission fee, and the gift shop offers varied souvenir items. It's located only thirty minutes from Martinsville Speedway, just off highway 58. The museum and souvenir shop is also open this Saturday during the Martinsville Race weekend until 1pm.

For more information on how to get to the Wood Brothers Racing Museum and Wood Brothers Racing please go to www.woodbrothersracing.com

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jon Wood , David Pearson
Teams Wood Brothers Racing