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Economy forces Wood Brothers to reduce 2009 Cup schedule

Updated: December 6, 2008, 10:01 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The legendary Wood Brothers organization will run only 12 Sprint Cup races next season.

Eddie Wood, co-owner of Wood Brothers Racing, said tough economic times have forced the organization to enter only the season-opening Daytona 500 and mile-and-a-half tracks with Bill Elliott, the 1985 Cup champion.

The mile-and-a-half tracks were picked because Ford's program is strongest there.

"We could run up to 20 but we decided to do 12 and do it right," Wood said ...

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