Woodie Wilson

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Woodie Wilson
Born (1925-10-08)October 8, 1925
Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died September 13, 1994(1994-09-13) (aged 68)
Awards 1961 NASCAR Grand National Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
10 race(s) run over 4 year(s)
Best finish 41st (1961)
First race 1949 Race #2 (Daytona Beach)
Last race 1962 Dixie 400 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0

Woodrow "Woodie" Wilson (October 8, 1925-September 13, 1994) was an American stock car racing driver. One of the pioneers of NASCAR, he competed in the Grand National Division, now the Sprint Cup Series. He was awarded the series' 1961 Rookie of the Year award,[1] controversially beating Wendell Scott for the honor.[2] Despite finishing 41st in the final standings, he won the 1961 rookie of the year award. There is little known of his life, even during his racing career.[3]


  1. ^ "NASCAR Honors Fast Foursome". Daytona Beach Morning Journal (Daytona Beach, FL). February 15, 1962. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Donovan, Brian (2009). Hard Driving: The Wendell Scott Story. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press. ISBN 978-1586421601. 
  3. ^ http://www.justcustomz.com/nascar_driver/woodie_wilson/

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