Wood Brothers gets charter for Menard

Wood Brothers gets charter for Menard

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Wood Brothers gets charter for Menard

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Wood Brothers Racing with driver Paul Menard will be guaranteed a place in every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this season.

WBR announced Monday afternoon it has partnered with Archie St. Hilaire, the owner of Go FAS Racing. Under what is being called a long-term partnership, WBR will use the charter for its No. 21 car; however, a deal has been made by St. Hilaire so that he remains the owner of the charter.

Charters can only be leased once every five years and WBR had leased the charter from Go FAS last season.

“This charter is a game-changing step for Wood Brothers Racing,” said team co-owner Len Wood. “It’s the critical piece needed to thrive as a top owner in our sport. We have been fortunate enough to have extremely fast cars and are blessed with the best sponsors in NASCAR. Pair that with our support from Ford and nearly every piece is in place.

“Last year we leased a charter from Archie. We’ve really come to appreciate working with him and his son Mason and I think everyone has benefited tremendously from this relationship. For 2018 and beyond, we’ve taken it a step further and entered into a partnership and we think it will be rewarding endeavor for everyone involved.”

Go FAS Racing has not announced if it has obtained another charter for its No. 32 car with Matt DiBenedetto.

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