DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 29, 2000) -- Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers captured the magic of the 1960s during Bud Pole Qualifying for Saturday night's Pepsi 400. Elliott Sadler debuted the new Wood Brothers - Roush alliance in fine fashion...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 29, 2000) -- Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers captured the magic of the 1960s during Bud Pole Qualifying for Saturday night's Pepsi 400. Elliott Sadler debuted the new Wood Brothers - Roush alliance in fine fashion when he posted the 10th fastest time in Thursday night's qualifying. Sadler and the Wood Brothers Team are excited from the results but even more optimistic of things to come.
"Man this is awesome," said an enthusiastic Sadler following his qualifying lap. "I'll tell you what, this CITGO Ford has been good all day. I've got to thank Jack Roush because this is the first car of our alliance. We're going to run a few cars this year and the alliance will be full time next year. This car has a Roush body and Roush chassis just like Mark (Martin) and Jeff (Burton) and every team at Roush Racing. To come here and qualify 10th after not making the race at Talladega is so awesome. This is just a big accomplishment for this team and proof that Eddie and Len Wood are going to do whatever it takes to make this No. 21 team successful. This Tiny Lund paint scheme from 1963 is doing us a good job so far and we're looking forward to racing it Saturday night."
Eddie and Len Wood are equally pleased with the results from qualifying and both are certain Wood Brothers Racing is headed in the right direction. "This is proof for me that we've made the right decision for the future of this race team," said car owner Eddie Wood. "Elliott and this team did a great job tonight but we owe Jack Roush a big thank you for welcoming us into his racing family."