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Petty-Wood Brothers rivalry is back

Updated: January 19, 2012, 4:19 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

It was May 23, 2011, backstage at the Charlotte Convention Center. Members of the just-inducted NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2011 were filing into the media room, escorted by friends and family, and moving toward the stage for their rounds of Q-and-A.

Leonard Wood, he of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team, had just arrived from the grand ballroom, where he introduced its greatest driver and Hall inductee, David Pearson. The Silver Fox was still chuckling over a comment that Wood ...

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