Leonard Wood has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

He is regarded as one of the top crew chiefs and mechanics in the sport's history.

He has spent around eight months working on a half-scale model of Sweepstakes, the Ford race car that Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford raced to victory in 1901.

The original Sweepstakes is commemorated in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

Sweepstakes have played a significant role in the Blue Oval's history. The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan, has a special place reserved for the sweepstakes.

It is unusual for anyone in any business or other activity to be able to commemorate 80 years with that relationship.

Wood, a 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee.

Wood still dons the red and blue of the No. 21 team, despite having retired from pit-road responsibilities in the past.

He works at his shop at the main Wood Brothers site in Stuart, Virginia, from Monday through Friday.

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