Glen Wood was born on July 18, 1925, in Stuart, Virginia and he passed away on January 18, 2019, after a prolonged illness. Wood was a professional NASCAR racing driver. In his stock car racing career, Wood won four races in NASCAR stock car racing competitions. Wood was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame In 1996; and in 2012, his name was entered into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This page examines Glen Wood Net Worth.
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Glen Wood started his career as a saw miller which later on earned him the nickname ‘The Woodchopper.’ In 1953, Glen and his brother Leonard co-founded the legendary Wood Brothers Racing Team. Glen Wood got bitten by the stock car racing bug when he went to see the Daytona Beach, Florida old beach road racing competitions in 1947. This pilgrimage became an annual event in Glen’s life, and it lasted for 71 years.
Wood began NASCAR cup racing with the 1953 NASCAR Grand National Series Race 11 at the Martinsville Speedway.
Wood won four NASCAR’s top series competitions at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His success at this tricky quarter-mile track earned him the nickname of “Master of the Madhouse.”
In his racing career, Glen Wood competed in a total of 62 NASCAR stock car cup races over 11 years and ended his career with four wins, 34 top ten, and 14 poles.
Wood’s best cup position was 57th in the 1959 NASCAR Grand National Series.
Wood’s last cup race was the 1964 NASCAR Grand National Series Race 50 at Starkey Speedway. Wood’s last cup win was the 1963 NASCAR Grand National Series Race 33 at the Bowman Gray Stadium.
Wood has won several awards, including getting named as one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, 2002 Inductee in International Motorsports Hall of Fame, 1954 &, 1961 Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Champion, and 2012 Inductee in NASCAR Hall of Fame.
The Wood Brothers team became legendary for modernizing the art of pit stops and reducing the time for servicing their cars. This well-choreographed process led to Ford Motor Company asking the Woods to do the pit stops for the Lotus-Ford team and driver Jim Clark at the 1965 Indianapolis 500.
NASCAR drivers practically have two earnings levels. There are elite drivers, who bring in millions annually via sponsorships, prize money, and bonuses. In contrast, the rest of the drivers receive a lot less. Young drivers can earn as little as $50,000. Better known drivers, meanwhile, bring in between $200,000 and $500,000, with a base salary in addition to either a cut of their prize money or a success bonus.
So what is NASCAR driver Glen Wood net worth in 2019? Our estimate for Glen Wood net worth as of 2019 before he passed away was approximately $12 Million – $15 Million.
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