Saturday, January 12, 2019

Glen Wood Resting at Home Amid Rumors of Passing

Brothers Leonard Wood and Glen Wood pose for a photo after the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on January 20, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

STUART, Virginia (January 12, 2019) -- NASCAR legend, and Hall of Fame driver and owner Glen Wood is resting at home, a reassuring piece of news after reports of his death hit social media today.

Another Hall of Fame driver, Bobby Allison, posted on Facebook his condolences regarding the passing of the co-founder of NASCAR’s longest running team. That post was quickly removed, however, soon thereafter buzz in the social-sphere picked up the unfortunate misinformation.

Later in the afternoon, Wood Brothers Racing responded with confirmation that Glen is in fact alive, and resting at home.

“We want to thank everyone for their messages of concern and support. As was mentioned yesterday, our Pa (Glenn Wood) isn’t in the best of health at present. He’s at home resting and we again just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words. It means the world to us!”

Grandson Jon Wood, Wood Brothers Director of Business Development, also posted his thanks to fans for their concerns.

“I/we apologize for not responding until now. My grandpa is a private guy and so we just weren’t real sure how to handle it all. Anyway, thanks again...”

Glen Wood raced as a driver in NASCAR from 1950 to 1963 before turning his focus to the team he co-founded with brother Leonard. Wood Brothers Racing  is NASCAR’s longest running team and has amassed 99 victories; the latest coming thanks to Ryan Blaney at Pocono in 2017.

Wood had attended every Daytona 500 in NASCAR history up until last year, when the then 92 year old opted to stay home with concerns of catching a deadly flu strain that was sweeping the country at the time.

Going into 2019, the Wood Brothers are looking to Paul Menard to pick up win number 100 for the team. Menard is entering his second year with the team and joins a list of drivers that include both legends and upstarts that literally span the history of the sport.

PixelatedSPEED would like to wish the entire Wood family good speed and hope to see Glen recover quickly.

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