Johanna Long NCWTS Advance – Bristol Motor Speedway

Johanna Long NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Advance
Bristol Motor Speedway
 
Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 200
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: 16 of 25
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway
Date: August 24, 2011
Johanna Long will be back behind the wheel of her No. 20 Panhandle Grading & Paving Toyota Tundra on Wednesday, August 24 for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event will air live on SPEED at 8:00 pm EDT. Fans can also listen to the racing action on MRN Radio, beginning at 7:45 pm EDT.
 
Bristol Motor Speedway – This will be Long’s first race at the famed .533-mile concrete oval in Bristol, Tenn. Although Long has not previously raced at Bristol Motor Speedway, she is no stranger to short track racing. The young driver has made several short track starts this season and began her racing career at half-mile Five Flags Speedway.
Johanna Long on Bristol Motor Speedway – “Bristol is such a great track, with awesome fans and a really cool atmosphere, so I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of my No. 20 Panhandle Grading & Paving Toyota Tundra there on Wednesday! I’ve never been to Bristol, so I know that it is going to be another learning experience, but I’m really looking forward to it. I’m glad Johnny Benson will be back at the track to help me learn how best to get around.”
Last Race Recap – Long and her family-owned Panhandle Motorsports team had a successful showing in their last NCWTS race, at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 29. Long secured her second-best starting spot of the season as she qualified 13th. Long fought loose-handling conditions during the first half of the race but, with the right adjustments and a solid pit strategy, was able to come home with a strong 17th-place finish.
Marketing Opportunities – Long and her No. 20 Panhandle Motorsports team are currently seeking marketing opportunities for the 2011 NCWTS season. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Spire Sports + Entertainment or Panhandle Motorsports.
Race Week Appearances – Following her first start at Bristol Motor Speedway, Long will stay in town and attend the Food City Race Night event on Thursday, August 25. She will be signing autographs, with drivers from each of NASCAR’s top three series, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EDT on State Street in Bristol, Tenn.
Keeping up with Johanna – Keep up with Johanna’s day-to-day activities on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OfficialJohannaLong or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/johanna.
 
NCWTS Race Schedule:
(All Times EDT)
Wednesday, August 24
 
Practice:  10:00 – 10:50 am
Final Practice:  12:00 – 1:30 pm
Qualifying:  4:35 pm
Driver Intros:  7:30 pm
Race:  8:00 pm
 
About Johanna Long:
Johanna Long, one of the youngest drivers in the elite NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, races the No. 20 Panhandle Grading & Paving Toyota Tundra for family-owned Panhandle Motorsports. The 19-year-old began racing at the age of eight, quickly moving from go-karts to Legends cars to a Late Model. 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 at the track in 2010. For more information on Johanna, please visit www.JohannaLong.com.

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