Wood Brothers Racing Ready for Preseason Truck Testing; Familiar Names to Share No. 21 Ford F-150 Ride in 2008 (January 10, 2008)--Wood Brothers Racing is proud to announce the United States Air Force will not only be the primary sponsor for...
Wood Brothers Racing Ready for Preseason Truck Testing; Familiar Names to Share No. 21 Ford F-150 Ride in 2008
(January 10, 2008)--Wood Brothers Racing is proud to announce the United States Air Force will not only be the primary sponsor for nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2008, but will also play a role in the Wood Brothers' upcoming campaign in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series as an associate sponsor. The United States Air Force is entering its eighth year of marketing, recruiting and sponsorship of the Wood Brothers' family-based team.
Third-generation drivers--and cousins--Jon Wood and Keven Wood will share the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford F-150 entry in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the 2008 season. Jon is the 26-year-old son of Eddie Wood; Keven is the 23-year-old son of Len Wood.
When the team shows up in Daytona for testing on Friday, January 11, the No. 21 Ford F-150 driven by Jon Wood will feature the Air Force logo on the hood.
Jon Wood is anxious to get back to racing after the off-season break. "I'm very enthusiastic about this year's schedule as I will be representing the United States Air Force in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," said Jon, a two-time winner in the Truck Series. "It'll be a lot of fun to share time with Keven in the truck because it's something we've always known would happen--and now it's here."
Keven is equally excited to be racing for the family. "I'm looking forward to Jon and I sharing the driving duties of the truck," said Keven. "I got the opportunity to drive in the Truck Series last year, and I liked it! I know I don't have to go far for advice, if I need it. I know Jon will be right there for me, along with my dad and Uncle Eddie, both in the pits."
Jon and Keven are grandchildren of Glen Wood, who founded the team in 1950 and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.
Crew chief Gene Nead will lead the efforts of the No. 21 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. John Monsam will return as the crew chief for the No. 21 F-150 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.