Jon Wood has spent the past three days testing a Wood Brothers/JTG Racing F- 150 at Daytona. Wood is the full-time driver of the ST Motorsports ...
Jon Wood has spent the past three days testing a Wood Brothers/JTG Racing F- 150 at Daytona. Wood is the full-time driver of the ST Motorsports #47 Clorox Busch Series Fusion, but will attempt to qualify for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Daytona.
Wood only plans to enter the first three truck series races this season (Daytona, California and Atlanta). In doing so, Jon will help prepare the Wood Brothers/JTG Racing F-150 for Australian driving stand-out Marcos Ambrose who will take over driving duties in the #20 entry at Martinsville in April.
Here are Wood's comments following the final NCTS test session at Daytona Sunday.
GENERALLY, HOW DID THE TEST GO? "It went well. No lying about it; I was actually pretty excited. I almost wish I was driving them all year. This was fun. Not that the Busch cars aren't fun to drive, but the truck series is more laid back, and it was fun being down here in the truck."
WOOD BROTHERS/JTG RACING HAS PURCHASED SOME TRUCKS FROM ULTRA MOTORSPORTS. WERE YOU IN ONE OF THOSE? "No. The one we liked the most was built in the shop. It is one of them our team built at the new shop."
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT QUALIFYING FOR THE RACE AT DAYTONA? "Historically speaking, the Toyotas and some of the Dodges don't show their hand at testing so it makes it a little confusing because you don't know what you've got. But, if everything continues on the trend it's on we should settle in just fine. We were more in a qualifying mode than a race mode down here, but we can fix that with one pit stop."
HOW MUCH DRAFTING DID YOU DO? "A little. Probably a total of 15 laps, 20 laps each day - yesterday and today. I did not draft the first day. On single runs (not in the draft), we were the quickest yesterday and second today."
YOUR BUSCH TEAMMATE STACY COMPTON WAS DOWN THERE IN A TRUCK TOO. HOW DID HE DO? "Both trucks seemed very comparable which is good. Number one we were both fast and number two it's good that both trucks that were supposed to be prepared the same ended up the same."