Actually, WB moved their race operations to NC in 2004 or 2005. But there wasn't a much better impact on that move than there was for the Petty team moving into Robert Yates old building.The Wood brothers killed their own team. They are located in Stuart Va. with a population of 961 as of 2000 census. Located in a county with just under 20k population. If you had a motorsports background and a degree in engineering, would you move there? Even Petty had to move their shop to get better qualified people to work for them. But it was all a bit too late to have an impact for the Petty team.
Granted all that, i do hate to see them struggling as I live within 30 minutes drive of their shop. But many teams have come and gone in this sport. Jr. Johnson, Holloman & Moody for example. Many more teams will come and go in the future.