Johanna Long NCWTS Advance: Talladega Superspeedway
Johanna Long and the Panhandle Motorsports team will be back in action at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 22 for the Coca-Cola 250 powered by Fred’s. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event will be aired live on SPEED at 3:00 pm CDT. Fans can also listen live at 2:45 pm CDT on MRN Radio. First trip to Talladega – Although this will be Long’s first start at the 2.66-mile track of Talladega, she is no stranger to superspeedways. Long quickly adapted to the 2.5-mile trioval of Daytona International Speedway back in February where she qualified her No. 20 Toyota Tundra in the 5th starting position.
Johanna on Talladega – “It was tough having to sit out the past couple of races due to limited funding, so I’m really anxious to be back racing in the NCWTS again at Talladega! No words can express how thankful and excited I am to be able to race at this historical track for the first time. The team has been working extremely hard to prepare a fast truck, and with Johnny Benson back onboard assisting as a driver coach, hopefully we’ll have a strong run and finish at Talladega!” Wholesale Controls International On Board – Long and the Panhandle Motorsports team are excited to welcome Wholesale Controls International (WCI) onboard as an associate sponsor for this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Established since 1977, the WCI company stocks parts for over 30 manufacturers of quality HVAC products. They also provide design assistance for new construction projects including CAD drawings, submittals and M & R data booklets. For more information about Wholesale Controls International, you can go to their website at http://wholesalecontrols.com.
Meet Johanna – Johanna and other fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers will be signing autographs at OV Hill South Grandstand Sections D & E at Talladega Superspeedway from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CDT on Friday, October 21. Keeping up with Johanna – Follow Johanna on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OfficialJohannaLong or Twitter at http://twitter.com/johannalong to keep up-to-date with Long and her Panhandle Motorsports team! NCWTS Race Schedule: (All Times CDT)
Friday, October 21 Practice: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Qualifying: 4:10 pm Saturday, October 22 Driver Intros: 2:30 pm Race: 3:00 pm About Johanna Long: Johanna Long, one of the youngest drivers in the elite NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, races the No. 20 Panhandle Grading & Paving Toyota Tundra for family-owned Panhandle Motorsports. The 19-year-old began racing at the age of eight, quickly moving from go-karts to Legends cars to a Late Model. She made history, becoming the youngest driver and only female to win a track championship at Five Flags Speedway. She went on to win the prestigious Snowball Derby at the track in 2010. For more information on Johanna, please visit www.JohannaLong.com.