NASCAR Nationwide Series News and Notes – Johanna Long
Race: History 300
NASCAR Nationwide Series: 10 of 33
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Saturday, May 25
Concord, NC (May 21, 2013) – This Week’s Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet Camaro at Charlotte Motor Speedway… Johanna Long will pilot chassis No. 065 in this Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event. This chassis was last utilized at Texas Motor Speedway on April 12. The ML Motorsports team ran steadily in the top-15 for the majority of the race; however, after experiencing a loose axle cap that sent her four laps down, Long and team was forced to a 27th-place finish.
Charlotte Stats…Saturday’s 200-lap event marks Long’s second start at the 1.5-mile track. The 20-year-old driver finished 22nd last year in the NNS with ML Motorsports. Her first start at Charlotte took place in 2011 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with her then, family-owned team, Panhandle Motorsports.
ML Motorsports Grants a Wish for W4OH… The ML Motorsports team will host 8-10 soldiers along with some of the Wish for Our Heroes (W4OH) personnel at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 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. For more information on Wish for Our Heroes, you can visit their website at www.wishforourheroes.org.
New Look for the No. 70 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet at Charlotte… In honor of our W4OH guests, the ML Motorsports team will run a new W4OH paint scheme this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Happy Birthday, Johanna… This will be Long’s last start at 20 years of age. The young driver will be celebrating her 21st birthday this Sunday, May 26.
Watch and Listen… Saturday’s History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race can be seen and heard live on ABC and PRN Radio at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
Meet Johanna… Long is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with several NNS drivers on Thursday, May 23 at the Food Lion Speed Street from 7:00–9:00 p.m. ET.
Johanna Long’s Quote: “I’m really excited about getting back behind the wheel of the No. 70 ML Motorsports Chevrolet at Charlotte,” says Long. “The ML Motorsports team has had three weeks off, so we are all anxious to get back on track. We’ve had some strong runs this season, but we’ve also had some tough luck. I’m hopeful that we can turn our luck around with a strong run and finish that this team deserves.”