Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fast Facts: Johanna Long

19-year-old Johanna Long scored her best-ever finish in the Camping World Truck Series on June 10th, 2011 at Texas Motor Speedway, coming home 11th. Here’s a look at her fast-moving career so far.
  • Johanna Long was born May 26th, 1992 in Pensacola, Florida. Her father Donald raced late models when she was growing up, and she began karting at age eight.

  • In 2008, she became the youngest – and first female – track champion at Five Flags Speedway in Florida; she also won races at Mobile and South Alabama Speedways.

  • After racing across the country in 2009, Long made her NASCAR debut shortly after her 18th birthday, racing for Billy Ballew Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series; in her first start, she finished 17th. She raced three more times for Ballew, then raced four times for her family’s team, Panhandle Motorsports.

  • At the end of 2010, Long won the prestigious Snowball Derby at Five Flags, holding off Cup Series driver Landon Cassill for the win. She joined Tammy Jo Kirk as the only women to win the race.

  • Long is driving Panhandle Motorsports #20 Toyota Tundra in 2011, challenging for the Truck Series Rookie of the Year title.

  • Find out more about Johanna Long at http://www.johannalong.com/
Image: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR

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