Patrick Long

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Patrick Long
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Long at the 2008 Petit Le Mans
Nationality American
Born (1981-07-28) July 28, 1981 (age 33)
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
United SportsCar Championship career
Debut season 2003
Current team Porsche North America
Car no. 912
Starts 98
Wins 23
Fastest laps 5
Championship titles
2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 ALMS GT2 Class Champion ('05, '09, '10), Pirelli World Challenge ('11)
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2004 -2013
Teams White Lightning Racing, Petersen Motorsports, Flying Lizard Motorsports, IMSA Performance, Dempsey-Del Piero Racing
Best finish 1st
Class wins 2 (2004, 2007)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Car no., team No. 30 (Inception Motorsports)
2012 position 58th
Best finish 58th (2012)
First race 2012 Finger Lakes 355 (Watkins Glen)
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 104th (2010)
First race 2010 Bucyrus 200 (Road America)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 12, 2012.

Patrick Long (born July 28, 1981) is a professional racing driver, one of 10 Porsche factory racing drivers, and the only American to hold that distinction.[citation needed]

Following a successful career in karts and the open wheel ladder system, Thousand Oaks-born Long caught the eye of Red Bull, and was included in the inaugural Red Bull Formula 1 Driver Search. During that test, he came to the attention of Porsche, for whom he has driven — first as a Junior driver, then as a Factory driver, since 2003. Patrick has had notable success racing for Porsche, including class wins at all four sportscar "classics" - the 24 Hours of Le Mans (2005, 2007), the Rolex 24 At Daytona (2009), Petit Le Mans (2005, 2006, 2007) and the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring (2005). Patrick is a three-time American Le Mans Series driver's champion, winning the GT2/GT class in 2005, 2009 and 2010, and won the Pirelli World Challenge Driver's Championship in 2011. Additionally, he was part of the driving trio that claimed the first international competition victory for the innovative Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, in the 2010 1000 km of Zhuhai, China. For 2013, Long is currently driving a Porsche 911 GT3-RSR for CORE autosport in the American Le Mans Series and Park Place Motorsport in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. From 2006 to 2008, Patrick drove for the legendary Penske Racing team in a Porsche RS Spyder, culminating in an LMP2 class victory and second place overall at the 2008 Petit Le Mans.

Patrick has driven part-time in various NASCAR racing series, including one start in the Sprint Cup (Watkins Glen, 2012) and Nationwide Series (2010, Road America.) In a K&N Pro Series East race on June 6, 2009, Long was leading the race at Watkins Glen on the last lap before being passed in the final turn.[1] Just two weeks later, Long was in second place on the last lap of the K&N Pro Series West race at Infineon Raceway when he "punted" the leader (Joey Logano) who spun out. Although Long took the checkered flag first, he was stripped of the win by NASCAR due to "rough driving" and placed at the tail end of the lead lap.[2] After the penalty, Long finished 23rd after having started on the pole.[3]

In 2010, Long won the NASCAR West event at Portland and was leading at Tooele when a flat tire ended his day with three laps remaining. He finished 14th at the Elkhart Lake Nationwide race after leading two laps in a D'Hondt-Humphrey Toyota.

He has made two starts in the Australian V8 Supercar Series — in 2010 for Garry Rogers Motorsport Fujitsu Racing where he finished 4th and 11th in the dual races at the Gold Coast, and in 2011 for Bundaberg Racing where he finished 5th and 17th in dual races.

His younger brother, Kevin "Spanky" Long, is a professional skateboarder.

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Career Results[edit]

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2003 UPS Porsche-Junior Team Porsche 996 GT3 ITA1 ESP AUT MON
3
GER1
2
FRA GBR
4
GER2
Ret
HUN ITA2
7
USA1 USA2 NC‡ 0‡
2004 UPS Porsche-Junior Team Porsche 996 GT3 ITA1 ESP MON GER1 USA1
2
USA2
4
FRA GBR GER2 HUN BEL ITA2 NC‡ 0‡

‡ - Not eligible for points.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2004 United States White Lightning Racing Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 327 10th 1st
2005 United States Petersen Motorsports
United States White Lightning Racing
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 331 11th 2nd
2006 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 309 18th 4th
2007 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 320 15th 1st
2008 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 26 DNF DNF
2009 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
France Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 265 DNF DNF
2010 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
France Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 321 17th 5th
2011 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Lucas Luhr
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
310 18th 6th
2012 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Marco Holzer
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
114 DNF DNF
2013 United States Dempsey Del Piero-Proton United States Patrick Dempsey
United States Joe Foster
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
305 28th 4th
2014 United States Dempsey Racing-Proton United States Patrick Dempsey
United States Joe Foster
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
329 24th 5th

V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Final Pos Points
2010 Garry Rogers Motorsport YMC
R1
YMC
R2
BHR
R3
BHR
R4
ADE
R5
ADE
R6
HAM
R7
HAM
R8
QLD
R9
QLD
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HDV
R13
HDV
R14
TOW
R15
TOW
R16
PHI
R17
BAT
R18
SUR
R19

4
SUR
R20

11
SYM
R21
SYM
R22
SAN
R23
SAN
R24
SYD
R25
SYD
R26
NC 0 +
2011 Walkinshaw Racing YMC
R1
YMC
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
PER
R7
PER
R8
PER
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
PHI
R19
BAT
R20
SUR
R21

5
SUR
R22

15
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SAN
R25
SAN
R26
SYD
R27
SYD
R28
58th 171

+ Not Eligible for points

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results[edit]

* Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Courchesne, Shawn (6 June 2009). "Last Lap Pass At Watkins Glen Gives Ryan Truex First Camping World East Victory". courant.com. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Pockrass, Bob (20 June 2009). "Joey Logano punted out of lead on last lap of Sonoma's Camping World West race". SceneDaily.com. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bennett Lane Winery 200 Presented by Supercuts Race Results". RacingWest. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 

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