Wood Brothers Racing: A Memorial Day Weekend Tradition

Fresh off a ninth-place finish at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday night, Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Menards/FVP team head to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Cup circuit’s annual Memorial Day weekend tradition – the Coca-Cola 600. DiBenedetto, who enters the weekend ninth in the Cup standings, said he’s expecting to run well in his first start there in the iconic No. 21 Mustang. “It’s a fun place to race,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.” DiBenedetto, driving for another team last year, had a fast car in for…

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Wood Brothers Racing: Wednesday Night Race at the Lady in Black

Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team head back to Darlington Raceway Wednesday night for an encore performance with the Lady In Black. DiBenedetto finished 14th in this past Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington, which marked NASCAR’s return to racing after a 10-week hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. With that race in the books, DiBenedetto and the team are working to find more speed for Wednesday’s 500-kilometer race, a rare midweek prime-time TV appearance for the sport. Once again, there will be no fans in the…

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DiBenedetto Team Finishes 14th at Darlington

After a 10-week layoff due to the coronavirus, Matt DiBenedetto climbed back into the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang and was back at work in Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. In an effort to try to prevent the spread of the virus, Sunday’s race was run without practice or qualifying. DiBenedetto said taking the green flag at the “Track Too Tough to Tame” under those circumstances wasn’t as difficult as it might seem. “It felt great to get back in the car,” he said. “It was…

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Motorcraft / Quick Lane Team Return to Racing at Darlington

When Matt DiBenedetto travels to Darlington Raceway for Sunday’s resumption of the NASCAR Cup Series season he’ll be doing it much like old-school race fans have done over the years. Due to conditions placed on the event because of concerns of spreading COVID-19, DiBenedetto and his fellow drivers will drive themselves to the track and basically quarantine themselves until they strap in for the start of the 400-mile race. Just as old-school fans who packed a picnic lunch and fired up the ol’ hotrod for the trip to NASCAR’s original…

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Remembering Ray Lee Wood

For decades people in southern Virginia and beyond knew Ray Lee Wood for the beautiful flowers growing in front of his home in the community of Buffalo Ridge and for the sourwood honey that he collected from his beehives. They knew of his prized Persian cats and Siberian Huskies, and the goldfish he raised in ponds on his family property. Others were amazed at his knowledge of the Bible and his loyalty to the Pentecostal Holiness Church. And there were some that knew the rest of the story, about how Wood was an integral part of…

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DiBenedetto Says Race Will Be Virtual Equivalent of a Real Cup Event at Talladega.

Matt DiBenedetto, driving the No. 21 Built To Lend a Hand Ford Mustang in Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Talladega Superspeedway, said the race likely will be the virtual equivalent of a real Cup event at Talladega. 

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Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang – iRacing Means WeRacing

Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang will return to competition on network TV this weekend as the sport’s iRacing wing steps up to deliver live content to a sports world starved for entertainment due to the coronavirus.

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DiBenedetto Ready To Slide Around Phoenix

In their first three races together, Matt DiBenedetto and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team have been to a superspeedway (Daytona), a 1.5-mile track (Las Vegas) and a two-mile oval (Auto Club Speedway). Over that stretch they’ve had a best finish of second, at Las Vegas, and an average finish of 11.3, which has propelled them to eighth place in the Cup Series points standings.

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DiBenedetto Ready For First Ride In The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang

Matt DiBenedetto is set to take his first laps behind the wheel of the iconic Wood Brothers No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. And the gravity of that moment isn’t lost on him. “I’ve been overly eager,” he said. “It’s been a long wait. I’m anxious to get going, super excited. “It’s the best opportunity of my life.”

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Martinsville Speedway Is A Special Place For The Wood Brothers

Martinsville Speedway, the smallest track on NASCAR’s Cup circuit, holds a big place in the hearts of the Wood Brothers, whose home base is just 30 miles away in Stuart, Va.

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