Wood Brothers split with crew chief

The Wood Brothers and crew chief David Hyder have parted

ways.

The 43-year-old veteran crew chief led the No. 21 Motorcraft

Ford for the last two seasons. During his career, Hyder has

overseen teams at Petty Enterprises, Michael Waltrip Racing, Bill

Davis Racing and BAM Racing.

“I enjoyed working with Eddie and Len,” Hyder said.

“The Wood Brothers are great people to work for and I wish

them success in their future endeavors.

“I’m hoping to find a position where I can run

full-time and compete for wins and championships.”

In 10 Sprint Cup starts this season with Bill Elliott behind the

wheel, the Wood Brothers have two top 20 finishes. Their best

result was 16th at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March.