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CUP: Wood Brothers Reach Another Landmark

So many races, so many laps, so many drivers. And great ones.The Wood Brothers Racing team, a foundational enterprise in the history of NASCAR, will mark its 1,400th Sprint Cup start Sunday when Trevor Bayne rolls off 29th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.It has been a long road. Team founder Glen Wood ran the first mile of it in 1953 in a Lincoln at Martinsville Speedway after running in non-Cup events beginning in 1950. Start 1,400 will come in a 600-mile race at a track where the team has won six times.“It’s more than a number,” said team co-owner Eddie Wood, Glen’s son. “I’ve been trying to figure out how many I have been to, and I think I’ve been to over 1,100 because I’m ancient myself. But the two things I’m most proud about is the fact that we’ve raced Ford Motor Company products throughout our entire career, and just being able to stay here that long has been the hard part.“It’s hard to stay here year after year now, much less through the ups and downs of the l...

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