A No. 21 Ford rests inside the Wood Brothers Racing garage. Race banners hanging up high signify some of the more memorable chapters in the team‘s near-75-year history.

Jon Wood, Jordan Wood Hicks and Keven Wood converse inside the well-shaded confines. A keen sense of optimism is prevalent among the trio.

This optimism doesn‘t solely derive from the trio‘s family pride in being a part of the Wood Brothers‘ legacy dating back to childhood. It also comes from what lies ahead. Jon Wood is taking over Team President duties from his father Eddie Wood, who is stepping down from day-to-day duties. Jon, Jordan and Keven are team co-owners, a third generation that follows the second-generation group of Eddie, Len Wood and Kim Wood Hall.

“We‘re really excited. We‘re honored. I think it‘s awesome,” Jordan said. “I know it‘s such a big honor, and it‘s something we‘ve all wanted for a long time. Not that we‘ve pushed anything, but it‘s something that this is our legacy. This is our family legacy. We want to continue it, we want to create these relationships within the industry, and I think this is such a big part of that.”

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