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  • 12-race 2014 Schedule planned with Trevor Bayne driving and Motorcraft/Quick Lane as sponsor:
    1) Daytona 500 - 2/23, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    2) Las Vegas - 3/9, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    3) Texas - 4/6, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    4) Talladega - 5/4, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    5) Charlotte - 5/25, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    6) Michigan - 6/15, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    7) Daytona - 7/5, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    8) Indy - 7/27, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    9) Michigan - 8/17, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    10) Talladega - 10/19, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    11) Texas - 11/2, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
    12) Homestead - 11/16, Motorcraft/Quick Lane

  • Contract Status: Driver: 2014; Primary Sponsors: 2014

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  • Glen Wood extends 68-Year Daytona attendance streak: Last Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, Wood Brothers Racing was preparing their famed #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane NASCAR Sprint Cup car for the second of two Budweiser Duel qualifying races. But something, or more accurately someone, was missing. "Win, lose or draw, no matter what happens in this race, I'm going to go get daddy and bring him down here," said team co-owner Eddie Wood, of his legendary Hall Of Fame father, Glen Wood. Wood had never missed a Daytona 500 in its 55-year history, dating back to 1947 when the cars ran on the old Daytona Beach course that included Highway A1A and the sands of "The World's Most Famous Beach." According to the Woods, Glen's attendance at this year's Daytona 500 was questionable all along. Travel is not as easy as it once was for the 88-year-old, and Virginia got hammered by severe winter weather in recent weeks, making the trip even more daunting. Said the elder Wood about his 68th consecutive February trip to Daytona Speedweeks, "I think it means more to my family, or at least to Len and Eddie, because I've been here so many times. I told them I'm getting old and it (the streak) has to stop sometime, but they told me it wasn't going to be this year. Eddie called and said he had it all figured out, so how could I refuse? I knew I needed to come in a sense, but when (my wife) Bernice said she wasn't going to come, I made up my mind that I would stay home. But now, I'm glad I'm here."(Godfather Motorsports)(2-26-2014)

  • Sponsors Join Forces for Bayne This Weekend in Daytona: In a display of sponsorship solidarity, 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne will be supported by both his NASCAR Nationwide Series primary sponsor and his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series primary sponsor for both series races this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. In Saturday's DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Bayne's #6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang carried the colors of his Sprint Cup sponsor, Motorcraft/Quick Lane, on the rear quarter panels in addition to his primary sponsor in that series, AdvoCare, a nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance product company.
    For Sunday's Daytona 500, Bayne's Wood Brothers' Ford Fusion will reciprocate with an AdvoCare decal to the right of the famed #21 Ford in addition to the customary Motorcraft/Quick Lane livery. Bayne is running for a points championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series while also looking for his second Daytona 500 trophy after a Cinderella win in 2011 in Motorcraft/Quick Lane colors.(Ford PR)(2-23-2014)

  • Wood Brothers ready for Daytona: The Wood Brothers team will be ready for action in Daytona, despite numerous problems with the weather. Throughout the last few weeks, they have battled rain in Daytona during the test, a postponed Talladega test due to a snow covered track, and sleet on the roadways in the southeast this week. Despite all of this, nothing stopped Donnie Wingo and the Wood Brothers from arriving at Daytona International Speedway with a Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion ready to race. Wingo and the Motorcraft Quick/Lane team kicked off the Woods' 64th NASCAR season - and the team's 14th with Motorcraft/Quick Lane colors on the sides of the iconic #21 - in January with a planned two-day test in advance of the 56th annual Daytona 500. When rain washed out the first day, Wingo, Trevor Bayne, and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team returned for the second day and literally ran from daylight to dark, turning 47 laps in a rain-delayed session before the track closed at 9 pm. Wingo felt there was more speed to be found, so he scheduled a test at Daytona's sister track, Talladega Superspeedway, only to have the first test snowed out. Even the second test, last week, was delayed by snow, but the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team got in a full two days of testing with the car that will be the back-up for the Daytona 500 entry that was run in the January test. Back at home base in Charlotte, Wingo and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team continued to fine-tune the car, taking it to the wind tunnel three times, including one session at 6 a.m. Tuesday, just before the car was loaded for an early trip to Daytona to avoid being caught in the sleet and ice storm that wreaked havoc on the highways around the Carolinas and Georgia. "There's been a lot of work done on this car since the Daytona test. I'm sure if there was more time, Donnie and the crew would still be working on it. Teams never stop until its time to load." Wood also likes the tweaks that have been done to the paint scheme. "It's still Motorcraft red, white and gold, but the Motorcraft/Quick Lane logos are a little different. I think they look racier, and they're easier to read on the track."(Wodd Brothers Racing), see an image of the car on the #21 Team Schemes page.(2-14-2014)

  • Trevor Bayne doing well but doesn't want an MS campaign to support his racing: #21-Trevor Bayne doesn't mind telling his story about racing with multiple sclerosis, but he's not interested in having that define him. Bayne, who won the 2011 Daytona 500 but then missed part of that season because of fatigue and double vision, announced in November that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He has not had any symptoms in the offseason and is ready for the 2014 season, the Roush Fenway Racing driver said Monday during the Sprint Media Tour. Bayne, who finished sixth in the Nationwide Series standings in 2013, will run the full Nationwide season while also competing in at least a dozen Cup races for Wood Brothers Racing. While Roush Fenway landed AdvoCare as a sponsor for Bayne's Nationwide car, he obviously could run more Cup races with more sponsorship. For now, Bayne isn't interested in doing any campaigns that center around his multiple sclerosis. "I don't want to be a racecar driver because I have a campaign behind him - I want to earn my spot here," said Bayne, who often talks about his deep religious faith. "That doesn't really interest me at this point, but I definitely want to be a spokesperson for anybody going through anything tough and see that with Jesus, you can overcome anything. That's my message. It's not just about MS." Bayne said he trains three hours a day, which includes running and swimming as well as biking. He has not had to alter his training program. "Healthwise I feel great. ... With no symptoms, there's no worries," Bayne said. "If I got down the road in six months and I noticed something, I would definitely see a doctor about it. At this point, I haven't had to do any of that. I do go back for checkups regularly and get their input because it would be not so smart not to do that. So far, it's all been positive. I can go hard in training and push myself way harder out of the car than I do in the car."(Sporting News)(1-30-2014)

  • Daytona 500 Winner Trevor Bayne Diagnosed with MS: Daytona 500 winner and Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) driver Trevor Bayne has announced that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (explanation of MS). Bayne - 22 years old - has undergone extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic and has been cleared by doctors and NASCAR to compete behind the wheel. "I've never been more driven to compete," said Bayne. "My goals are the same as they've been since I started racing. I want to compete at the highest level and I want to win races and championships. I am in the best shape I've ever been in and I feel good," added Bayne. "There are currently no symptoms and I'm committed to continuing to take the best care of my body as possible. I will continue to trust God daily and know that His plan for me is what is best. As for now, I want to close out the season strong this weekend at Homestead and then shift my focus on getting ready to compete for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Championship in 2014. I have a great team, a great family and great people all around me. I have been truly blessed in life and I look forward to what my future holds."
    "We are 100% supportive of Trevor and his ability to compete in a race car," said Roush Fenway team owner Jack Roush. "I have full confidence in Trevor and his partners have all expressed that same confidence and support. As with all of our drivers, we look forward to standing behind Trevor and providing him with all of the tools he needs as he continues to develop in his young career."(see full press release at Roush Fenway Racing's website)(11-12-2013)

  • Wood Brothers expects Bayne to return, similar schedule in 2014: As a NASCAR staple through seven decades, Wood Brothers Racing is among stock car racing's best-known and most popular teams. It's been around since 1953, when Glen Wood and his brothers, Leonard, Delano and Ray Lee began fielding shade-tree cars at short dirt tracks in southern Virginia and central North Carolina. In 1,405 Sprint Cup entries since 1953 the team has 118 poles and 98 victories, including Daytona 500s with Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, A.J. Foyt, Trevor Bayne and Tiny Lund. It has 337 top-five finishes, 521 top-10 finishes and has earned upwards of $50 million with 42 drivers. Even with that resume, WBR isn't exactly flush with sponsorship. It ran less than half the races in 2009, 2010 and 2012 (and exactly half in 2011), and Bayne will run only 12 of 36 this year. It's not ideal, but the Woods have little choice.
    "With sponsorship like it is, we have to pick races that give us the best chance of a good payback," team co-owner Eddie Wood said last weekend at Talladega. "It's just good business: the more you can win, the more you have to keep going forward. We've skipped some races this year that were close to home [the Charlotte area] because the payout wasn't very good. But we've gone to some races way off because the payout made it worthwhile. It's all about surviving to race again."
    The team would love to run more, but [it's doing] the best it can do right now. "We're always hunting for sponsorships and trying to add races," Wood said. "And, really, it's getting a little better; it's beginning to open up some. A few years ago it was hard to get people to even call you back about sponsoring a race. It was really tough there for a while, but people are more open to listen now. At least here lately, they seem more interested."
    Wood said it's too early to talk much about 2014. He said he and his brother, team co-owner Len Wood, expect to run at least the same schedule, maybe adding a few races if more sponsors come along. Nothing is set in stone, either, regarding Bayne and his role, but they "fully expect" him back in their Cup car even as he runs the full Nationwide Series schedule for Roush Fenway. Regardless of what else happens, this much is true: "You'll never see us become a start-and-park team," Eddie Wood said defiantly. "Not our family, not this team, not as far as we've come since the '50s and as much as we've done in racing. We'll do what we can and we'll do it properly, or we won't do it at all. And you can write that down."(Autoweek)(10-24-2013)

  • Wood Brothers To Make 1400th Cup Start in Coke 600: The sunshine in turn three at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday hampered Trevor Bayne on his qualifying lap, but a sunny day was just what Bayne and the crew of his #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion needed to qualify for the Wood Brothers' 1,400th Sprint Cup start. Should the rain have made its way to the track just 2 hours sooner, most likely qualifying would've been cancelled. The Woods, with their limited schedule, would have missed the race, as they had the fewest attempts to qualify at this point in the season, of the teams entered in the Coca-Cola 600. Bayne will line up 29th for his team's milestone start, and just being in the starting field is a great relief, and a proud moment, for team co-owner Eddie Wood. "We all feel very fortunate to be where we are today," Wood said. "We couldn't have done it without having great drivers in our cars over the years, from my dad in the beginning to Trevor Bayne today. And we couldn't have done it without the support of Ford Motor Company. They've been right there with us through the great times and the struggles."(Wood Brothers Racing)(5-25-2013)

  • Wood Brothers donate winning car to museum: Eddie Wood and Len Wood of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team, donated Trevor Bayne's 2011 Daytona 500 winning Ford Fusion to The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Mich., on Thursday. The car, exactly as it was after Bayne won at Daytona International Speedway and still covered in celebratory confetti, Gatorade and Coca-Cola will be housed in the museum's Driving America exhibit, next to Henry Ford's 1901 Sweepstakes and Jimmy Clark's 1965 Indianapolis 500 winning Lotus-Ford. The Wood Brothers and Trevor Bayne will attempt to win at Michigan International Speedway this summer during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on June 17 and the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 19. Visit MISpeedway.com or call 800-354-1010 for tickets.(see an image at mispeedway.com)(3-23-2012)

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