Jon Wood

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Jon Wood
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Born (1981-10-25) October 25, 1981 (age 36)
Stuart, Virginia
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
4 races run over 2 years
2008 position 60th
Best finish 60th (2008)
First race 2007 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 (Las Vegas)
Last race 2008 AMP Energy 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
85 races run over 5 years
2007 position 45th
Best finish 14th (2006)
First race 2002 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Last race 2007 Carquest Auto Parts 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 12 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
119 races run over 7 years
2008 position 25th
Best finish 5th (2003)
First race 2001 Advance Auto Parts 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2008 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
First win 2003 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)
Last win 2003 Advance Auto Parts 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 51 3
Statistics current as of September 26, 2009.

Jonathan Jon Wood (born October 25, 1981 in Stuart, Virginia) is a former American professional stock car racing driver. He is the grandson of Glen Wood, one of the famous Wood Brothers who founded what has become Sprint Cup's longest continuously active team.

Early career[edit]

Jon Wood joins sailors during a special pre-race reenlistment ceremony at Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas, (September 13, 2002)

Wood was given his first go kart as a child by Dale Jarrett[1] driver for the Wood Brothers at the time. After racing go-karts, he moved up to stock cars, racing in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series and the NASCAR Winston West Series. Wood made his NASCAR debut in the 2001 Craftsman Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway, driving the #15 Ford F-150 for Billy Ballew Motorsports. He started and finished 31st after suffering rear end failures. The release of Chuck Hossfeld allowed Wood to drive Roush Racing's #50 Eldon Ford for the rest of the year. He claimed a pair of top five finishes (Kansas and Fontana) in his limited appearances. In 2002, Jon ran the entire schedule, earning ten top-10s with sponsorship from the United States Navy. That year, he made his Busch Series debut at IRP, subbing for Jeff Burton in the #9 Gain Ford Taurus. He started and finished 6th that day.

In 2003, Wood notched two poles, 10 top fives and 20 top ten finishes, including two wins on his way to a fifth-place standing in the Craftsman Truck Series points. He ran most of the season with sponsored by Bob Graham. He ran his second Busch race that season at the Ford 300 in the #15 for ppc Racing. He finished 22nd. Unfortunately, the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series season was a struggle for Wood, who was forced to run unsponsored for virtually the entire season.

2005–2008[edit]

2007 Busch car after a wreck

Wood moved to NASCAR's Busch Series full-time in 2005, driving for ST Motorsports (which later merged with the Wood Brothers to form Wood Brothers/JTG in 2006.) Wood had two top-fives and finished fifteenth in points, finishing fourth in the Rookie of the Year standings. In August 2005, Wood was released from his development contract with Roush Racing and became a member of the Wood Brothers driver development program. Wood had one top-five finish in 2006 and moved up one spot in the standings.

Originally, plans called for Wood to move up to Nextel Cup full-time in 2007; however, because of sponsor issues and the need for more experience, Wood ran only a partial schedule during the 2007 Nextel Cup season. Wood was to continue to drive full-time in the #47 Clorox-sponsored Ford Fusion in the Busch Series but was pulled from the ride following medical issues. He spent the rest of the season back in the Truck Series in the #21 Ford and had six top-tens in eleven starts as well as a pole position. He shared the #21 truck in 2008 with his cousin Keven but only had two top-ten finishes. He also made three Sprint Cup starts that season but failed to finish higher than 33rd. At the end of the season, the truck team for which Woods was running closed down and he has not raced since late 2010.

After retiring from racing, Wood now serves as the Director of Business Development for Wood Brothers Racing where he actively participates in the day to day operations of the company’s merchandising and business development..[2]

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.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup 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 NSCC Pts
2005 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL
QL
RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2007 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford DAY CAL LVS
29
ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV 67th 76
Wood Brothers/JTG Racing 47 KAN
DNQ
TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2008 Wood Brothers Racing 21 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL
36
RCH
DNQ
DAR CLT
DNQ
DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY
33
CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL
33
CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 60th 183
- Qualified for Ricky Rudd

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch 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 NBSC Pts
2002 Roush Racing 9 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP
6
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR PHO HOM 88th 150
2003 ppc Racing 15 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM
22
123rd 97
2005 JTG Racing 47 Ford DAY
31
CAL
28
MXC
16
LVS
17
ATL
25
NSH
12
BRI
11
TEX
8
PHO
18
TAL
2
DAR
35
RCH
35
CLT
33
DOV
40
NSH
32
KEN
10
MLW
26
DAY
29
CHI
37
NHA
37
PPR
22
GTY
21
IRP
34
GLN
20
MCH
19
BRI
37
CAL
14
RCH
17
DOV
16
KAN
5
CLT
7
MEM
40
TEX
26
PHO
33
HOM
6
15th 3346
2006 DAY
4
CAL
18
MXC
27
LVS
14
ATL
13
BRI
17
TEX
26
NSH
6
PHO
23
TAL
19
RCH
38
DAR
33
CLT
37
DOV
40
NSH
8
KEN
22
MLW
14
DAY
34
CHI
21
NHA
20
MAR
21
GTY
15
IRP
14
GLN
29
MCH
36
BRI
28
CAL
8
RCH
25
DOV
38
KAN
15
CLT
23
MEM
29
TEX
12
PHO
38
HOM
18
14th 3381
2007 DAY
15
CAL
31
MXC
10
LVS
11
ATL
36
BRI
43
NSH
16
TEX
38
PHO
25
TAL
31
RCH
21
DAR
32
CLT
13
DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 45th 1154

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck 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 NCTC Pts
2001 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Ford DAY HOM MMR MAR
31
GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX 17th 1917
Roush Racing 50 Ford MEM
14
MLW
12
KAN
4
KEN
7
NHA
19
IRP
27
NSH
16
CIC
12
NZH
6
RCH
13
SBO
14
TEX
24
LVS
29
PHO
14
CAL
3
2002 DAY
21
DAR
9
MAR
10
GTY
7
PPR
12
DOV
29
TEX
9
MEM
11
MLW
9
KAN
9
KEN
13
NHA
11
MCH
10
IRP
8
NSH
8
RCH
28
TEX
12
SBO
6
LVS
18
CAL
13
PHO
11
HOM
14
12th 2782
2003 DAY
8
DAR
19
MMR
2
MAR
22
CLT
22
DOV
4
TEX
3
MEM
4
MLW
10
KAN
1*
KEN
4
GTW
11
MCH
6
IRP
5
NSH
7
BRI
8
RCH
4
NHA
9
CAL
9
LVS
19
SBO
4
TEX
6
MAR
1
PHO
7
HOM
8
5th 3659
2004 DAY
7
ATL
27
MAR
4
MFD
8
CLT
17
DOV
10
TEX
13
MEM
8
MLW
11
KAN
6
KEN
12
GTW
30
MCH
30
IRP
27
NSH
18
BRI
18
RCH
14
NHA
29
LVS
12
CAL
13
TEX
26
MAR
4
PHO
26
DAR
22
HOM
36
15th 2835
2006 Wood Brothers/JTG Racing 20 Ford DAY
16
CAL
9
44th 408
21 ATL
6
MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2007 Wood Brothers Racing DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN
6
IRP
28
NSH
7
BRI GTW
14
NHA
9
LVS
3*
TAL
10
MAR
16
ATL TEX
8
PHO
20
HOM
13
27th 1432
2008 DAY
27
CAL
32
ATL
10
MAR
28
KAN
26
CLT
19
MFD DOV
15
TEX
10
MCH
14
MLW MEM KEN
11
IRP NSH BRI
16
GTW NHA LVS
13
TAL
22
MAR
30
ATL
21
TEX
31
PHO
23
HOM 25th 1729

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