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Wood Brothers Set for Milestone at Talladega

Nothing says tradition in NASCAR like the name of the legendary Wood brothers.

Compiling over 1,400 starts, 98 wins, 337 top 5s, and 622 top-10 finishes, Wood Brothers Racing has enjoyed success to the highest level over its 61-year history in the sport.

However there is no place where the Wood Brothers has made its impact more than on NASCAR’s superspeedways. The team has compiled 36 wins on the tracks measuring more than two miles in length. This includes 15 wins at Daytona International Speedway – the last coming with Trevor Bayne in 2011 – plus 11 wins at Michigan International Speedway and three wins at the now-defunct Ontario Motor Speedway.

Then there is Talladega Superspeedway, where the Woods have earned five victories on the 2.66-mile oval.

If Bayne qualifies for Sunday’s Geico 500, the team will add another record with its 400th superspeedway start.

“Getting to 400 superspeedway starts isn’t just another number,” Eddie Wood, one of the team’s co-owners, told NBC Sports. “It’s something we are proud of. It shows that our team has performed consistently well on those size tracks.

“We’ve always had more success on the bigger speedways. They just seem to suit us for some reason.”

About the author

Justin starts his second year with the Frontstretch in 2014, responsible for Sprint Cup news in our e-newsletter twice a week. Also a Frontstretch Power Rankings contributor, he acts as “super sub” filling in for various columns throughout the season. He resides out in Missouri.

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