Monday, October 19, 2015

Doing The Best With What They Have - 10 Questions With Carl Long Racing

Carl Long Racing fields the #13 and #40 Cars in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. They Have had drivers
like Harrison Rhodes and Derek White including The man himself Carl Long Behind the wheel. I decided to ask them 10 Questions to help give everyone here more understanding on how this team does so well with what they have.
Q- What Is your main goal as a team?
A- "To reach the level where we are competing for race wins and sponsorship behind us to compete with the other big race teams"

Q- Do you find being an underfunded team a disadvantage all weekend or just at certain times?
A- "It's pretty much all week and weekend"

Q- Is it harder to fund a Truck than a Car or is there really a difference?
A- "It's hard to find advertising money in any series. The key is to find drivers who have sponsors and or family money"

Q- Where do you think your team has the most even playing field. Like Track Wise?
A- "Road Courses and Superspeedway drafting.. qualifying at speedways we struggle"

Q- Racing a Dodge is there any disadvantages to racing a car make that is no longer common?
A- "As a small team there is no support from any manufacturer. . So it doesn't really matter. . I have great service from Penske Engines . That's what makes the difference"

Q- Do you completely repaint or rewrap cars or do you use one for consecutive weeks? If consecutive weeks do you have a max of how many times you use that paint scheme?
A- "Paint scheme is relavant to the $ its attatched to. The yellow car i started with. I added stripes to it last year and it was original paint from penske.
I only change if requested or wrecked.. hopefully sponsored"

Q- Do you ever think Carl Long Motorsports could become the Caliber of Joe Gibbs Racing or Team Penske?
A- "Yes.. its all about $ to hire people and have the equipment"

Q- Do you think Cup Regulars should be allowed to race as often in the Xfinity Series?
A- "Yes"

Q- Lastly Should NASCAR mandate the height rule in the lower series? I know they recently stopped.
A- "Whatever rule they have, we all have to follow"

Fred's 250 presented by Coca-Cola Entry List

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to weekly competition for 5 weeks in a row. John Wes Townley won last time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Talladega! John Wes Townley has been good at Talladega in the past can he win 2 races in a row? Will defending Race Winner Timothy Peters deliver Red Horse Racing their 3rd Talladega Trophy? Can Johnny Sauter win at Talladega for the last time for ThorSport? We will find out on Saturday Afternoon!

Entry List

1 1 Travis Kvapil
2 02 Tyler Young
3 4 Erik Jones
4 05 John Wes Townley 
5 6 Norm Benning
6 07 Ray Black Jr
7 8 John Hunter Nemechek
8 08 Korbin Forrister
9 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb
10 11 Ben Kennedy
11 13 Cameron Hayley
12 14 Daniel Hemric
13 15 Mason Mingus
14 16 Chad Boat
15 17 Timothy Peters
16 19 Tyler Reddick
17 23 Spencer Gallagher
18 28 Andy Seuss
19 29 Brian Keselowski
20 30 Terry Jones
21 33 Brandon Jones
22 36 Bobby Gerhart
23 45 Chris Fontaine
24 50 TBA
25 51 Matt Tifft
26 54 Christopher Bell
27 63 Tyler Tanner
28 68 Clay Greenfield
29 74 Jordan Anderson
30 82 Austin Hill
31 88 Matt Crafton
32 91 Stanton Barrett
33 94 Timmy Hill
34 98 Johnny Sauter