Johanna Long – Richmond Event PreviewBy Official Release
Race: Toyota Care 250
NASCAR Nationwide Series: 7 of 33
Track: Richmond International Raceway
Date: April 26, 2013
Johanna Long and the ML Motorsports team will be back in action this Friday, April 26 at Richmond International Raceway. The Toyota Care 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race can be seen and heard live on ESPN News at 7:30 pm ET as well as MRN and SiriusXM radio.
Richmond International Raceway – Long has two prior starts at the ¾ – mile D-shaped oval track. The 20-year-old driver registered her NNS career-best start (8th) at Richmond in September 2012. Her best finish at this track is 20th.
This Week’s Chassis Info – The No. 70 team will run chassis No. 63 at Richmond International Raceway. This chassis is from the RCR stable and was last utilized at Homestead Speedway in November 2012. After starting from the 37th position, Long and the team was racing competitively in the top-20 position until getting involved in a late-race incident, which forced them to finish in 34th.
ML Motorsports Welcomes Wish for Our Heroes – ML Motorsports will be hosting 10 active duty soldiers as well as members of the Wish for Our Heroes Organization at Richmond International Raceway.
About WFOH – Wish for Our Heroes was first launched in November 2009 and is dedicated to assisting the men and women of the United States active-duty military. The organization began with a goal of providing one wish for every deserving military member. For more information on Wish for Our Heroes, you can visit their website at www.wishforourheroes.org.
Meet Johanna – Have a question for Johanna? Fans can participate in a Q&A with Johanna at the Team Chevy racing display on Friday, April 26 at 2:30 pm ET.
MLM Social Media – Follow MLM on the team Facebook fan page. You can also follow MLM driver Johanna Long on Twitter (@JOHANNALONG)
Johanna on Racing at Richmond International Raceway: “I’m really pumped about racing this Friday at Richmond International Raceway” says Long. “Not only is it a night race, but it’s a short track race so it makes it that much more exciting. We had a really strong run going at this track back in September, but ran into some bad luck with a blown tire. Hopefully we can build off of last year’s race at Richmond and come home with a strong finish.”
NNS Event Schedule – (All Times EASTERN)
Thursday, April 25
Practice: 9:00 – 11:50 am
Friday, April 26
Final Practice: 9:00-11:30 am
Qualifying: 4:05 pm
Driver Introductions: 7:00 pm
Race: 7:30 pm