November 20, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) NASCAR's oldest team will run a full Sprint Cup season in 2016 with Ryan Blaney as the driver.

Wood Brothers Racing has fielded entries since 1950 but hasn't attempted a full 36-race schedule since the end of last decade. Wood Brothers won the 2011 Daytona 500 with rookie driver Trevor Bayne.

Blaney has 15 starts for Wood Brothers this season and finished as high as fourth in the spring Talladega race. Motorcraft/Quick Lane and Ford Performance return as anchor sponsors.

The team was founded by NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood. His sons, Len and Eddie, are the co-owners.

Wood Brothers Racing has 98 career Cup victories.

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