Race: Aaron’s 312
NASCAR Nationwide Series: 8 of 33
Track: Talladega Superspeedway
Date: May 4, 2013
After coming off a solid run at Richmond International Raceway, Long and Team 70 are eager to continue their momentum this Saturday, May 4 at Talladega Superspeedway. The Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race can be seen and heard live at 3:00 pm ET on ABC Sports, Sirius Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
Talladega Superspeedway…The 20-year-old driver has two prior starts at the 2.66-mile Superspeedway. Her best start at Talladega (8th) and finish (16th) took place in 2011 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with her then, family-owned team, Panhandle Motorsports. Long’s second start at Talladega took place last season with Indiana-based team ML Motorsports. Long raced steadily in the top-15 position in the early portion of the race, but was forced to a 37th-place finish due to the engine overheating.
Last Race Recap…Team 70 had a strong showing under the lights at Richmond International Raceway on Friday. Long started from the 13th position and raced competitively in the top-20 all night, while bringing the No. 70 ML Motorsports Chevrolet home on the lead lap in the 15th position.
This Weekend’s Chassis Info…ML Motorsports will run chassis No. 58 at Richmond International Raceway. This chassis is from the RCR stable and was last utilized at Daytona International Speedway in February. Long started from the 25th position and was shown in the 12th position with only four laps remaining before getting collected in a late-race incident, forcing Long and the team to a 27th place finish.
Meet Johanna…Long will be participating in the NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph Session at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, May 3 from 1:45 to 2:30 pm CDT.
Follow me… Follow MLM on the team Facebook fan page (https://www.facebook.com/MLMotorsports). You can also follow MLM driver Johanna Long on Twitter (@JOHANNALONG) as well as Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJohannaLong).
Johanna Long on racing at Talladega Superspeedway… “I’m really looking forward to racing close to my hometown of Pensacola, FL and seeing all my family and friends this weekend,” says Long. “I’ve learned a lot about superspeedway racing in just the past couple of years, and feel good about our chances of having a strong run and finish at Talladega. It’s tough to have a game plan here because anything can happen, but I’m hopeful that we can stay clear of the wrecks, and have a strong run and finish that this ML Motorsports team deserves.”