It’s Wood again at Bowman Gray

Saturday, July 13, 1963 – Glen Wood, founder of the legendary Stuart, Va.-based Wood Brothers Racing organization, earned his fourth career victory in the NASCAR premier series when he triumphed at Bowman-Gray Stadium, beating Ned Jarrett in the 200-lap event. It was also Wood’s fourth win at Bowman-Gray.

Buck Baker, Lee Petty and Jack Smith completed the top five. All finished a lap or more down to the winner.

After starting on the pole, Wood fell to 14th following a spin on the second lap of the race. Junior Johnson inherited the lead and remained in front until lap 80 when his No. 3 Chevrolet suffered a flat tire.

Wood ended a nearly two-year hiatus with his return to competition at Bowman Gray. Now a NASCAR Hall of Fame member, Wood did not compete in 1962 after running only six races the previous season.

According to records, Wood led every lap in each of his Bowman Gray victories, except for the final one in which he led 95 laps.

Wood made two starts in 1964 before ending his driving career.

The event was the annual Myers Brothers Memorial race named in honor of former racers Bobby and Billy Myers.

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