Ten years ago we lost Dale Earnhardt but today the Wood Brothers were reborn! I don’t care if you are a Chevy fan, MOPAR addict or a Blue Oval nut you have to appreciate what the Wood Brothers have done at Daytona. They are the history of NASCAR; they are not one of the mega multi-car teams; they don’t have the deep pockets and mega sponsors but they have spirit and talent.
How terrific is it to not only see the historic Wood Brothers and the fabulous Ford #21 with Motorcraft on the hood win the 500 but to do it with a rookie? Trevor Bayne seems like a jewel and a new potential Superstar. In his first Cup race at Daytona he showed the maturity not seem in many older drivers. This is one kid I am going to watch and support all the way!
NASCAR needs a lot to be back on top. One of the things it has needed is a strong tie to its roots. Today, those roots flourished with the great Wood Brothers and there sons back in winners circle. If you are a Ford or Mercury person these colors and that number are symbols to all of us of what are cars were built to do.
Hats off to Trevor and the Woods Brothers!