Statement By: NASCAR – DAYTONA BEACH, FL – As news circulated around the racing world about the loss of NASCAR Pioneer and Hall of Famer Glen Wood, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France released a statement on the loss of one of NASCAR’s greatest icons.
“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.”