Glen Wood

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Glen Wood
Born(1925-07-18)July 18, 1925
Stuart, Virginia
DiedJanuary 18, 2019(2019-01-18) (aged 93)
Stuart, Virginia
AwardsNamed one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers
2002 Inductee in International Motorsports Hall of Fame
1954 & 1961 Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Champion
2012 Inductee in NASCAR Hall of Fame
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
62 races run over 11 years
Best finish57th (1959)
First race1953 Race 11 (Martinsville)
Last race1964 Race 50 (Starkey)
First win1960 Race 13 (Bowman Gray)
Last win1963 Race 33 (Bowman Gray)
Wins Top tens Poles
4 34 14

Glen Wood (July 18, 1925 – January 18, 2019) was a NASCAR driver from Stuart, Virginia.

Early life[edit]

He and brother Leonard Wood co-founded the legendary Wood Brothers Racing team in 1953, and won four races over an eleven-year racing career. In 1998, he was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers.[1] In 1996, Wood was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame; he was also inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012.[2]

Wood died on January 18, 2019 after a battle with illnesses.[3]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Grand National Series[edit]

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 NGNC Pts Ref
1953 Wood Brothers 21 Lincoln PBS DAB HAR NWS CLT RCH CCS LAN CLB HCY MAR
30
PMS RSP
20
LOU FFS LAN TCS WIL MCF PIF MOR ATL RVS LCF DAV HBO AWS PAS HCY DAR CCS LAN BLF WIL NWS MAR ATL 64th 188 [4]
1954 163 Olds PBS DAB JSP ATL OSP OAK NWS HBO CCS LAN WIL MAR SHA RSP CLT GAR CLB LND HCY MCF WGS PIF AWS SFS GRS MOR OAK CLT SAN COR DAR CCS CLT LAN MAS MAR
41
NWS 217th 8 [5]
1955 Wood Brothers Racing 22-A Ford TCS PBS JSP DAB OSP CLB HBO NWS MGY LAN CLT HCY ASF TUS MAR RCH NCF FOR LIN MCF FON AIR CLT PIF CLB AWS MOR ALS NYF SAN CLT FOR MAS RSP DAR MGY LAN RSP GPS MAS CLB MAR
26
LVP NWS HBO 242nd - [6]
1956 21 HCY CLT WSS PBS ASF DAB
79
PBS WIL ATL NWS LAN RCH CLB CON GPS HCY HBO MAR LIN CLT POR EUR NYF MER MAS CLT MCF POR AWS RSP PIF CSF CHI CCF MGY OKL ROA OBS SAN NOR PIF MYB POR DAR CSH MAR
33
HCY WIL 246th - [7]
Fred Frazier 35 Ford CLT
21
LAN POR CLB HBO NWP CLT CCF
1957 Wood Brothers Racing 712 Ford WSS CON TIC DAB
11
NA - [8]
112 CON
13
WIL HBO AWS NWS LAN CLT PIF GBF POR CCF RCH MAR POR EUR LIN LCS ASP NWP CLB CPS PIF JAC
21 RSP
6
CLT MAS
11
POR HCY NOR LCS GLN KPC LIN OBS MYB DAR NYF AWS CSF SCF LAN
36
CLB CCF CLT MAR
13
NBR CON NWS GBF
1958 FAY DAB CON FAY WIL HBO FAY CLB PIF ATL CLT MAR
10
ODS OBS GPS GBF STR
6
NWS
9
BGS
7
TRN RSD CLB NBS REF LIN HCY AWS RSP
13
MCC SLS TOR BUF MCF BEL BRR CLB NSV
12
AWS
24
BGS MBS DAR CLT BIR CSF GAF RCH HBO SAS MAR
9*
NWS
2
ATL
10
NA - [9]
1959 FAY
2
DAY DAY
34
HBO
6
CON ATL WIL NWS
20
REF HCY MAR
11
TRN CLT NSV ASP PIF GPS ATL CLB WIL
3
RCH
2
BGS
19
CLT
9
MBS
4
CLT NSV AWS
28
CLB
5
DAR HCY RCH
12
CSF HBO 57th 470 [10]
Paul Spaulding 11 Ford BGS
8
CLB
Wood Brothers 16 Ford AWS
13
DAY HEI BGS
2
GPS MAR
2
AWS
2
NWS
7
Tom Vernon 98 Ford CON
5
1960 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford CLT CLB DAY DAY DAY CLT NWS
3
PHO CLB RCH
5
HMS CLT MAR
25
NWS CLT RCH ATL 103rd 244 [11]
24 MAR
3*
HCY WIL
16 BGS
1*
GPS AWS
16
DAR PIF HBO BGS
1*
DAY HEI MAB MBS ATL BIR NSV AWS
6
PIF CLB SBO BGS
1*
DAR HCY CSF GSP HBO
1961 21 CLT JSP DAY DAY DAY PIF AWS HMS ATL GPS HBO BGS
2
MAR
3
NWS CLB HCY RCH MAR
22
DAR CLT CLT RSD ASP CLT PIF BIR GPS BGS
18
NOR HAS STR DAY ATL CLB MBS BRI NSV BGS
2*
AWS RCH SBO DAR HCY RCH CSF ATL MAR
20
NWS CLT BRI GPS HBO 64th 1540 [12]
1963 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford BIR GGS THS
15*
RSD DAY DAY DAY PIF AWS HBO ATL HCY BRI AUG RCH GPS SBO BGS MAR NWS CLB THS DAR ODS RCH CLT BIR ATL DAY MBS SVH DTS BGS
1*
ASH OBS BRR BRI GPS NSV CLB AWS PIF BGS
3
ONA DAR HCY RCH MAR DTS NWS THS CLT SBO HBO RSD 73rd 944 [13]
1964 CON AUG JSP SVH RSD DAY DAY DAY RCH BRI GPS BGS ATL AWS HBO PIF CLB NWS MAR SVH DAR LGY HCY SBO CLT GPS ASH ATL CON NSV CHT BIR VAL PIF DAY ODS OBS BRR ISP GLN LIN BRI NSV MBS AWS DTS ONA CLB BGS
19
STR
3
DAR HCY RCH ODS HBO MAR SVH NWS CLT HAR AUG JAC 100th 480 [14]
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1959 Wood Brothers Racing Ford 8 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martinelli, Michelle (January 18, 2019). "NASCAR world reacts to death of legendary team owner Glen Wood". USA Today. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Glen Wood Elected To NASCAR Hall Of Fame". Motorsport.com. June 14, 2011. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Fryer, Jenna (January 18, 2019). "Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93". Associated Press. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Glen Wood – 1953 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Glen Wood – 1954 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Glen Wood – 1955 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Glen Wood – 1956 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Glen Wood – 1957 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Glen Wood – 1958 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Glen Wood – 1959 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "Glen Wood – 1960 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Glen Wood – 1961 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Glen Wood – 1963 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  14. ^ "Glen Wood – 1964 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 18, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Glen Wood driver statistics at Racing-Reference