DOVER, Del. - The Wood Brothers plan to use three drivers in their No. 21 Ford next season, including Jon Wood and Australian Marcos Ambrose.
Team co-owner Len Wood said Saturday that the organization will field one full-time Nextel Cup team next season utilizing three different sponsors and three drivers. One of the drivers is still to be determined.
Wood said that isn’t the best scenario – the organization would like to compete for the driver’s championship – but “that’s the way the cards are dealt right now,” he said.
Wood, the 25-year-old son of team co-owner Eddie Wood, will likely run at least eight races and Ambrose about a third of the season. Wood is scheduled to drive a second Wood Brothers Cup car next weekend at Kansas. Len Wood said he wasn’t sure who would drive the No. 21 next week, either Ken Schrader or Bill Elliott.
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Ambrose, 30, is part of Ford’s driver development program and is currently seventh in the Busch Series standings this season. Ambrose is likely to run a full Busch schedule again next season as well.