Rutledge Wood Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Feb, 2021
Facts of Rutledge Wood
Date of Birth: 1980 , April-22
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Rutledge Wood
Birth Name Rutledge Wood
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Profession Auto Racing Analyst, TV Show Host
Net Worth $3 Million
Education University of Georgia
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram, Official Site
TV Show Lost in Transmission, Top Gear USA, Super Southern Eats, Guy's Grocery Games, Southern and Hungry, Hyperdrive, Floor is Lava, The American Barbecue Showdown
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Rutledge Wood is an American racing analyst and TV show host most known for hosting the History Channel motoring show Top Gear USA. He has also hosted such shows as NASCAR Trackside, Floor Is Lava, and The American Barbecue Showdown.  

How Old Is Rutledge Wood? Where Was He Educated?  

Rutledge Wood was born on April 22, 1980, in Birmingham, Alabama, to restaurant owner parents. He is 40 years old at the time of this writing. 

Wood's family relocated to Georgia where he attended school. Wood went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Georgia.   


 Rutledge began his motorsports broadcasting career for NASCAR. He hosted such TV programs as NASCAR: After The Lap and  NASCAR Trackside, as well as TV specials like NASCAR Countdown to All-Star

Rutledge Wood (with Tanner Foust and Adam Ferrara) on Top Gear USA SOURCE: Autoweek

In 2010, Wood became one of three presenters alongside Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust to host Top Gear on the History Channel. He was a presenter on all six aired seasons of the show before it was wrapped up in 2016.

He has since appeared on a slew of TV programs like Lost in Transmission, Super Southern Eats, Guy's Grocery Games, Southern and Hungry, Hyperdrive, Floor is Lava, and The American Barbecue Showdown.       

Car Collection 

Rutledge got into cars at a young age courtesy of his father's own obsession with them. Rutledge has amassed more than a dozen vintage and modern cars.

Among his prized possessions are The 1970 Dodge Charger, the 1953 Plymouth Suburban Wagon, the 1949 Chevrolet 3100 Thriftmaster, the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS, the 1966 VW Double Cab Pickup, the 1970 Datsun 521, the 1954 Chevrolet Pickup Truck, and the 1992 VW Cabriolet. 

Who Is Rutledge Wood's Wife? Does He Have Children?

Rutledge Wood is married to his wife Rachel Wood.

Rutledge Wood with his wife Rachel and their three daughters SOURCE: Instagram

They have three daughters together. 

How Much Is Rutledge Wood Worth In 2021?

According to, Rutledge Wood has a net worth of around $3 million as of February 2021.  He is most known as the host of Top Gear USA on the History Channel. He is also known for hosting Floor Is Lava and The American Barbecue Showdown, both on Netflix.