Johanna Long Race Preview – Iowa Speedway II

IOWA-BOUND: Johanna Long and the No. 70 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet team head to Iowa Speedway to compete in the second NASCAR Nationwide Series event of the season at the  track. The ML Motorsports team will utilize chassis No. 63 last raced at the first event of the season at Iowa Speedway, where the No. 70 team finished 12th. 

RACING AT IOWA: In the first NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Iowa in June, Long started from the 21st position and worked her way into the top-15.early in the event. Long was able to battle around the Newton, Iowa track to finish 12th, marking her best finish of the 2013 season and tying her career-best Nationwide Series finish.  


IN THE REARVIEW: INDIANAPOLIS: Starting from the 26th position at the famed Indianapolis Speedway, Long struggled to control the loose-handling Chevrolet around the 2.5-mile track. The 21-year-old driver did her best to muscle around the track, finishing 27th. 


MEET THE DRIVER: Fans will be able to meet Long this weekend at Iowa Speedway. On Saturday August 3, the Pensacola, Fla., driver will participate in the Nationwide Series autograph session at 3:30 p.m. ET.


ALERT THE MEDIA: Long will address the media on Friday at the Iowa Speedway infield media center at 3:00 p.m.



“I am thrilled to head back to Iowa Speedway. It’s like a short track, but definitely has the characteristics of a mile-and-half track. Not only do I feel like we race well here, the fans are always awesome. The fans always come out to support the Nationwide Series, so that makes it one of the best stops on the schedule. Racing at night also brings even more excitement to the event, and brings back memories of short-track racing under the lights.”


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