NASCAR Nationwide Series: 7 of 33
Track: Richmond International Raceway
Date: April 27, 2012
Johanna Long and the ML Motorsports team will return to racing action under the Friday night lights on April 27 at Richmond International Raceway. The NASCAR Nationwide Series 250 event will be televised live on ESPN2 at 7:00 pm EST with more racing coverage on MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Richmond International Raceway – This will be Long’s first start at the .75-mile tri-oval of Richmond International Raceway; however, she is no stranger to short tracks.
Johanna on Richmond – “I’ve never been to Richmond, so it’s going to be another first for me this year in the Nationwide Series. The ML Motorsports team has had strong runs here in the past and they are really excited to get back on track at Richmond. My goals going into an unfamiliar territory are to gain as much knowledge and experience as I can as quickly as possible, race smart and be there at the end in hopes for a strong finish.”
The No. 70 Foretravel Motorcoach / Grand Springs Water Chevrolet – The No. 70 Foretravel Motorcoach / Grand Springs Water Chevrolet team will bring chassis No. 62 for Friday night’s event, which was last raced on March 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Welcome Aboard – ML Motorsports is pleased to announce the addition of Grand Springs Water to their partner liner up. Based out of Alton, VA Grand Springs Water production lines produce spring and purified water bottled in 3 gallon and 5 gallon containers as well as 12oz, 16.9oz, 20oz and 1 liter bottles with a flat enclosure. They package 3 and 5 gallon water for the home and office delivery industry, and custom label water for personal use or for retail. Grand Springs Water is also equipped to import and export bulk water for bottling on location or to fill tankers for exploiting to other facilities. Visit www.grandsprings.com to learn more information.
Special Guests at Richmond – ML Motorsports would like to welcome the Wish for Our Heroes organization to the team. Wish for Our Heroes was first launched in November 2009 with a goal of providing one wish for every deserving military member. ML Motorsports will make a wish come true this Friday for six armed forces service men and women as they accompany the team at Richmond International Raceway. For more information on Wish for Our Heroes, you can visit their website at www.wishforourheroes.org.
Follow Johanna – Keep up to date with Johanna and the No. 70 ML Motorsports team by visiting her newly launched website at www.Johannalong.com or her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OfficialJohannaLong. Follow ML Motorsports on Twitter @mlmotorsports or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MLMotorsports
About Johanna Long-
Johanna Long, the youngest female to race in the NASCAR nationwide Series, pilots the No. 70 Biomet/Foretravel Motor Coach Chevrolet for ML Motorsports. The 19-year-old began racing go-karts at the age of eight quickly moving to Legends and then to Late Models. 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 in 2010. In 2011, Long drove for her family-owned team Panhandle Motorsports accumulating 23 starts.
About ML Motorsports-
Driven by the idea of building a successful race team that would stick to its roots and operate out of Warsaw, Indiana, Mary Louise Miller founded ML Motorsports in 1998. During the first seven years of the team’s existence, ML Motorsports competed in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, where they finished in the top 10 in points for five straight seasons. In 2005, ML Motorsports advanced to the then NASCAR Busch Series. With the endless commitment and support from Miller, along with the hard work and dedication from its team members, ML Motorsports quickly became contenders in NASCAR’s elite series.