Leonard Wood, one of the patriarchs of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, is set to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame early next year. To commemorate his upcoming induction, the No. 21 team will carry a special paint scheme in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The paint scheme that Trevor Bayne will drive in Indianapolis is described in a press release from Wood Brothers Racing as candy apple red, and Wood’s picture is featured on the hood.
“It’s truly been an honor to work with Leonard Wood,” No. 21 crew chief Donnie Wingo said. “It’s amazing what he’s capable of doing. After working with him, I understand why the Wood Brothers ran so well when he was the crew chief.”
Wood is credited with innovating the modern pit stop. Under his direction, a No. 21 crew has even worked in the pits in the Indianapolis 500.
Bayne and the No. 21 car aren’t guaranteed a starting spot on Sunday, so the No. 21 will have to get into the race on speed.
Qualifying for the Brickyard 400 is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday and will be shown live on ESPN. The race is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday. It will also be shown live on ESPN.
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