The Wood Brothers have formed a partnership with team owner Archie St. Hilaire which will provide the organization ownership of a charter in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Last season the Wood Brothers leased a charter from St. Hilaire, owner of Go Fas Racing. Both teams’ headquarters are located at the Mooresville (N.C.) Drag Strip Park.
St. Hilaire is still expected to field his own No. 32 Ford team with driver Matt DiBenedetto this season.
“This charter is a game-changing step for Wood Brothers Racing. It’s the critical piece needed to thrive as a top owner in our sport,” Len Wood, co-owner of Wood Brothers Racing, said in a statement. “We have been fortunate enough to have extremely fast cars and are blessed with the best sponsors in NASCAR. Pair that with our support from Ford and nearly every piece is in place.
“Last year we leased a Charter from Archie. We’ve really come to appreciate working with him and his son Mason and I think everyone has benefited tremendously from this relationship.”
Last season, with driver Ryan Blaney, the Wood Brothers enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in decades, capturing the organization’s 99th win in the Cup series and finishing in the top 10 in points for the first time since 1994.
Blaney has moved over to Team Penske this season while Paul Menard will take over the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford.