By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
First, Logitech G will grace the hood of Wood’s No. 24 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevy Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Then the brand known for its’ headsets, keyboards, mice, and sim racing wheels will continue its’ partnership in the Baptist Health 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
To date Wood has just one top-10 finish, a 10th-place at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway last year. In two career Truck Series starts on traditional superspeedways, the 22-year-old has yet to finish.
“I’ve been counting down the days till we could finally release this awesome partnership with the team at Logitech G,” Wood admitted. “Their brand aligns perfectly with what I enjoy doing off the track. When I first got started in racing, I used Logitech’s racing wheels to get me up to speed, so to bring them into sport in such a big way is really special. I know that there is going to be a lot of fans from the esports community on our side as we carry their iconic colors, and I am so glad to have their support at Talladega and Homestead.”
Logitech G’s sponsorship of GMS and Wood marks the first time that the company is sponsoring a real-life racing vehicle in NASCAR. The company sponsors several cars in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series including 2020 champion Nick Ottinger.
The partnership is not the first in the NASCAR garage as Logitech G is also partnered with William Byron, Denny Hamlin, and Bubba Wallace. Logitech G sponsors both of the William Byron eSports entries of Ottinger and Logan Clampitt, as well as 23XI Racing’s Mitchell deJong. Wallace has been featured in commercials for the brand.
“Logitech has a long heritage of innovating racing simulation products that offer the most realistic racing experience at home,” stated Jim Hoey, head of simulation gaming at Logitech G. “We’re thrilled to sponsor Jack Wood in the #24 Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing at Talladega and Homestead, a new up-and-coming driver, who loves racing on our products, with an exciting future ahead of him.”
Logitech G recently unveiled their new Logitech G PRO Racing Wheel and Pedals. The wheel uses Direct Drive combined with TRUEFORCE feedback technology. Like other athlete ambassadors, Wood has used the sim racing wheels, along with iRacing, to get experience on upcoming tracks.
The Truck Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender has two starts at Talladega, one in ARCA Menards Series competition and the other in the Truck Series. In ARCA he started 12th and finished 11th. Meanwhile in the Truck race, Wood finished 40th after an engine failure. He has zero starts at Homestead.
Wood also has starts at Daytona International Speedway in both the Truck Series and ARCA. In ARCA he finished ninth. Meanwhile he was swept up in an accident in the Truck Series at Daytona.
The Loomis, Calif. native enters Talladega third in ROTY points, 161-points behind Rookie points leader Corey Heim.
— GMS Racing (@GMSRacingLLC) September 27, 2022
The Chevy Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 1. The Baptist Health 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 22.
Both races are scheduled to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.