NASCAR legend remembered, honored

Glenn Wood’s indelible impact on the racing world was honored Sunday at the Martinsville Speedway, with the First Turn Tower to now be called Glenn Wood Tower.

Wood, who died in January, first began racing in 1950. He went on to co-found the Wood Brothers Racing Team in 1953 with his brother, Leonard Wood.

On Friday, several hundred people visited the Wood Brothers Museum in Stuart to pay homage to the legend who was named one of NASCAR’s Greatest 50 Drivers and inducted into both the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Kathy Lawson, mayor of Martinsville, and Danny Turner, member of Martinsville City Council presented Wood’s family with a plaque honoring his achievements during his racing career.

(Photo by Jaymie Mordue)

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