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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The Wood Brother's in action
Here are the Wood Brothers pitting Neil Bonnett at Pocono
Glen Wood is one of the 25 nominees for the Nascar Hall of Fame's first group of inductees.
The famed Wood Brothers refined the art of the pit stop and were among the first to use tire stagger to increase handling. The Wood's were so good that they were asked to pit Jimmy Clark's car for the 1965 Indianapolis 500. Clark won that race in large part due to the Wood Brother's fast pitwork.
They made history at Daytona in a bizare way in 1961. With their driver, Marvin Panch injured they picked Tiny Lund to drive their 21 Ford for the Daytona 500. Lund amazingly won this race without changing tires for the entire 500 mile distance.