Johanna Long – Phoenix News & NotesBy Official Release
Johanna Long – No. 70 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet Event Preview
Dollar General 300 at at Phoenix International Raceway
No. 70 ML Motorsports Quick Facts and Notes:
Johanna Long and the ML Motorsports team will head to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for this Saturday’s Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. For coverage of the 200-lap event, watch and listen live on ESPN2, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio starting at at 4:30 p.m. ET.
* Phoenix International Raceway – This will be Long’s second start at the one-mile track of Phoenix International Raceway. Her first trip to Phoenix took place in 2010 in the Camping World Truck Series with her then, family-owned team, Panhandle Motorsports. Long started from the 25th postion and finished in the top-20.
* Last Race Recap – Long and the ML Motorsports team last saw racing action on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway. The 20-year-old driver raced competitively in the top-15 for the bulk of the 120-lap event and was running steadily in the 12th position with only four laps remaining when collected in an eight-car pile-up, forcing the team to a 27th-place finish.
* This Weekend’s No. 70 Chevrolet – The No. 70 team will run chassis No. 61 from the RCR stable. The team last utilized chassis No. 61 at Richmond International Raceway in the fall of 2012, where Long picked up her NNS career-best starting postion (8th). She was on the verge of a strong run after passing Denny Hamily for fourth at the beginning of the race, but her day was ended early after her right-front tire blew half-way into the race.
* MLM Social Media – For information on MLM visit their website at www.mlracing.com (http://johannalong.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ab7069a5ef03ac62a792b88a0&id=459641708f&e=f08c31a114) as well as their Facebook fan page. For updates on MLM driver Johanna Long, you can visit her website at www.johannalong or Twitter (@JOHANNALONG).
Johanna on Racing at PIR – “I’m excited about getting the opportunity to race at PIR this season,” says Long. “I haven’t raced here since the track was repaved, so I’m really looking forward to making some laps and re-learning the ropes on Friday during practice. We had a really solid showing at Daytona last weekend. Hopefully we can continue the momentum going into Phoenix and come out of here with a strong finish.”
Meet the No. 70 Team:
Team Owner – Mary-Louise Miller Driver – Johanna Long
Crew Chief – Mark Gutekunst Car Chief – Jeremy Marsh
Mechanic – Tony Barnes Mechanic – Larry Carpenter
Mechanic – Dylan Woodling Tire Specialist – April Gutekunst
Truck Driver – Tim Frantz Spotter – Coleman Pressley
Gasman – Ken Nisly Rear Tire Changer – Carson Kintzel
Rear Tire Carrier – Jeremy Marsh Pit Support – Sandi Schluckebrier
Pit Support – Scott Schluckebrier