Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"NASCAR Hall of Famer" Glen Wood Born - July 18, 1925

July 18, 1925
Glen Wood
(Photo: legendsofnascar.com)
Born in Stuart, Virginia, USA.
Wood is a former NASCAR driver. He and brother Leonard co-founded the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team in 1953, and won four races over an eleven-year racing career, with Glen as the driver. After hunging up his helmet, Glen assumed the duties of crew chief for a list of drivers that reads like a "Who's Who", such names as Yarborough, Pearson, Foyt, Roberts, Turner, Weatherly, Panch and Lund. He also crewed Jim Clark at Indy in 1965.

Glen was the 1954 & 1961 Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Champion. In 1996, Wood was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Although his driving career was brief, Glen Wood is still counted among NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers. Glen was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2002 and the NASCAR Hall of Fame on January 20, 2012.
(Photo: woodbrothersracing.com)

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