TALLADEGA, Al.— Carl Long will return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition next weekend at Kansas Speedway. Long has been banned from the MENCS Garage since 2009 after an illegal engine was found at the All-Star Race.
Long was unable to pay the fine of $200,000 imposed in 2009. Long bought an engine from a supplier, but had claimed that he had no idea that the engine was illegal. Long has been competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as part-time owner and driver.
According to a Facebook post, Long will be heading to Kansas with MBM Motorsports. Long hops to sign a couple of sponsors to get them to Kansas. He has asked some NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers if they could get money from their sponsors in return for a ride in the Cup Series.
A NASCAR spokesman has stated that Long has met all the necessary requirements to obtain his Cup license and that the sanctioning body wishes him the best.
Long competed in the Cup series for 11 years and has 23 career starts in the series.