Johanna Long - Phoenix News & Notes


No. 70 ML Motorsports Quick Facts and Notes:
Johanna Long and the ML Motorsports team will head to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for this Saturday’s Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. For coverage of the 200-lap event, watch and listen live on ESPN2, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN Radio starting at at 4:30 p.m. ET.
  • Phoenix International Raceway – This will be Long's second start at the one-mile track of Phoenix International Raceway. Her first trip to Phoenix took place in 2010 in the Camping World Truck Series for her then, family-owned team, Panhandle Motorsports. Long started from the 25th postion and finished in the top 20.
  • Last Race Recap – Long and the ML Motorsports team last saw racing action on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway. The 20-year-old driver raced competitively in the top 15 for the bulk of the 120-lap event and was in 12th position before being collected in an eight-car pile-up with only four laps remaining, forcing the team to a 27-place finish.
  • This Weekend’s No. 70 Chevrolet - The No. 70 team will run chassis No. 61 from the RCR stable. The team last utilized chassis No. 61 at Richmond International Raceway in the fall of 2012, where Long picked up her NNS career-best starting postion (8th). She was on the verge of a strong run after passing Denny Hamily for fourth at the beginning of the race, but her day ended early after her right-front tire blew aroung half-way point.
  • MLM Social Media – For information on MLM visit their website at as well as their Facebook fan page. For updates on MLM driver Johanna Long, you can visit her website at www.johannalong or Twitter (@JOHANNALONG).
Johanna on Racing at PIR – “I’m excited about getting the opportunity to race at PIR this season,” says Long. “I haven’t raced here since the track was repaved, so I’m really looking forward to making some laps and re-learning the ropes on Friday during practice. We had a really solid showing at Daytona last weekend. Hopefully we can continue the momentum going into Phoenix and come out of here with a strong finish."
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