NASCAR CEO Jim France Remembers Glen Wood

Photo via Yahoo Sports
Photo via Yahoo Sports

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France released a statement after the passing of NASCAR legend Glen Wood. Glenn Wood, with the help of his brothers Leonard and Delano founded Wood Brothers Racing in 1950. Piloting the famed No.21 car, Wood ran 62 races and won titles from 1953 to 1964. Jim Frances statement below:

“In every way, Glen Wood was an original. In building the famed Wood Brothers Racing at the very beginnings of our sport, Glen laid a foundation for NASCAR excellence that remains to this day. As both a driver and a team owner, he was, and always will be, the gold standard. But personally, even more significant than his exemplary on-track record, he was a true gentleman and a close confidant to my father, mother and brother. On behalf of the France family and all of NASCAR, I send my condolences to the entire Wood family for the loss of a NASCAR giant.”

Even Ford’s Edsel B Ford II had some kind words to say:

“This is a difficult day for all of us at Ford Motor Company, as Glen Wood was the founding patriarch of the oldest continuously operating NASCAR Cup Series team and we consider Wood Brothers Racing a part of our family, the Ford family,” Ford Motor Company’s Edsel B. Ford II said. “The Wood Brothers race team, by any measure, has been one of the most successful racing operations in the history of NASCAR. Most importantly for our company, Glen and his family have remained loyal to Ford throughout their 69-year history. Glen was an innovator who, along with his family, changed the sport itself.  But, more importantly, he was a true Southern gentleman who was quick with a smile and a handshake and he was a man of his word.”

“I will cherish the memories of our chats in the NASCAR garage, at their race shop in Mooresville or the racing museum in Stuart,” Ford added. “My most memorable moment with Glen was with he and his family in the #21 pit box watching Trevor Bayne win the 2011 Daytona 500 and the celebration that followed in victory lane.”
After retiring from Racing Woods still, lead a fast life and ran Wood Brothers racing team and won 99 NASCAR premier series races. Glen was even inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012, which was right before his brother Leonard.
Heaven just got a little faster.

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