Rutledge Wood currently serves as a features reporter for NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage.
Wood contributes reports on the storied raceways, unique towns and enthusiastic fans that make NASCAR an American treasure. Wood made his Olympic debut with NBC Sports Group as a reporter during the 2016 Olympic Games. In May, he traveled to his first Kentucky Derby and served as an event reporter for NBC Sports’ coverage of the event.
Prior to joining NBC Sports Group, Wood was a correspondent for FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pre-race show, NASCAR RaceDay. He has also hosted and co-hosted several NASCAR events, including the annual NASCAR Awards Banquet. Wood served as co-host on History Channel’s Top Gear, the American iteration of the legendary BBC program, and Lost in Transmission. Wood’s first experience in NASCAR came during his first job traveling the NASCAR circuit for Country Music Television’s mobile marketing activation. Soon after, he was hired by SPEED, where he worked for 10 seasons covering NASCAR.