Johanna Robbins

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Johanna Robbins
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BornJohanna Long
(1992-05-26) May 26, 1992 (age 27)
Pensacola, Florida
Achievements2010 Snowball Derby winner
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
42 races run over 3 years
2015 position72nd
Best finish20th (2012)
First race2012 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Last race2015 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
24 races run over 2 years
Best finish21st (2011)
First race2010 AAA Insurance 200 (IRP)
Last race2011 WinStar World Casino 350K (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 1, 2015.

Johanna Robbins, formerly known as Johanna Long (born May 26, 1992), is an American professional stock car racing driver. She is the winner of the 2010 Snowball Derby.

Racing career[edit]

Background[edit]

Long's father raced late models and she wanted to start racing karts when she was five years old; he allowed her to start racing when she was eight. She moved up into legends car racing, before turning to late models when she was twelve.[1] In 2008, she won the Gulf Coast championship including races at Pensacola and Mobile, Alabama as well as the late model track championship at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola.[1]

NASCAR career[edit]

Long's 2012 Nationwide Series car

Long began her transition into NASCAR in 2009 by racing in a variety of series, including ASA Late Model Series, Pro Late Model, and ARCA.[1] In 38 events, she had 27 top ten finishes, 17 top fives and five wins.[1] Long ended 2009 by winning the pole position in the Snowball Derby,[1] one of the few late model races in the off-season, which features drivers from around the United States.[2]

She was expected to race in three Camping World races in 2010[1] but ended up racing in seven events. She raced in the Billy Ballew Motorsports truck in the middle of the season[1] before the No. 15 team was shut down,[2] and finished the year by racing in four events for her family-owned team, Panhandle Motorsports.[3] With Ballew she qualified in all three races between 15th and 20th before finishing 17th, 34th and 20th.[3] With Panhandle she had a season-high ninth place qualifying effort at Texas Motor Speedway with her best finish being a 20th-place result at the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[3] Long returned to Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway for the 2010 Snowball Derby, and won the 43rd annual running of the event by holding off Landon Cassill.[4] She became the second woman to win the race after Tammy Jo Kirk did it in 1994.[4]

She competed in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011, driving the family-owned No. 20 Toyota and running for Rookie-of-the-Year honors.[5] Sponsorship issues forced her to run a partial season; her best finish was eleventh at Texas Motor Speedway.[6]

For 2012, Long signed to drive the No. 70 Biomet/Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet, owned by ML Motorsports, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, with former series champion David Green acting as a mentor.[7] She finished 21st in her Nationwide Series debut at Daytona International Speedway, becoming the youngest woman driver ever to compete in the series.[8] The team entered 21 races, finishing 20th in the standings.[6][9] In 2013, still running a limited schedule, she fell to 23rd in points, and the team let her contract expire at the end of the season, soon folding.[10]

Long spent the 2014 season racing Pro Late Models at Five Flags Speedway while searching for sponsorship.[11]

On January 28, 2015, it was announced that Long would drive the No. 03 Chevrolet Camaro for Mike Affarano in the Xfinity Series.[12] However, after several weeks of funding issues and her one and only attempt with the team resulted in a DNQ at Richmond, the team revealed on May 21 that Long has been released. On July 30, she joined Obaika Racing for the Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway.[13]

Personal life[edit]

In 2016, Long married Kyle Busch Motorsports engineer and fellow short track driver Hunter Robbins.[14]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 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 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2012 ML Motorsports 70 Chevy DAY
21
PHO LVS
19
BRI
29
CAL TEX
20
RCH
20
TAL
37
DAR IOW
22
CLT
22
DOV MCH
16
ROA KEN
19
DAY
12
NHA CHI
21
IND
30
IOW
13
GLN CGV BRI
29
ATL RCH
32
CHI
21
KEN
12
DOV CLT KAN
31
TEX
36
PHO HOM
34
20th 428
2013 DAY
27
PHO
40
LVS
19
BRI CAL TEX
27
RCH
15
TAL
26
DAR CLT
36
DOV IOW
12
MCH
18
ROA KEN
20
DAY NHA CHI
20
IND
27
IOW
19
GLN LEX BRI ATL RCH
19
CHI
26
KEN
16
DOV KAN
24
CLT
17
TEX
37
PHO HOM
21
23rd 414
2015 Mike Affarano Motorsports 03 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH
DNQ
TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND 72nd 17
Obaika Racing 97 Chevy IOW
27
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 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 NCWTC Pts
2010 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Toyota DAY ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP
17
POC NSH
34
DAR BRI CHI
20
KEN NHA 47th 586
Panhandle Motorsports 20 Toyota LVS
36
MAR
22
TAL TEX
36
PHO HOM
20
2011 DAY
32
PHO
20
DAR
31
MAR
18
NSH
32
DOV
22
CLT
20
KAN
24
TEX
11
KEN
36
IOW NSH
26
IRP
17
POC MCH BRI
15
ATL
31
CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL
16
MAR
33
TEX
18
HOM 21st 347

* Season still in progress
1 not eligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

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

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ARSC Pts
2009 Venturini Motorsports 25 Chevy DAY SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW
23
KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN 65th 450
D'Hondt Motorsports 19 Toyota CAR
29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g White, Rea. "Teen driver Johanna Long climbing ranks". FOX Sports. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Pockrass, Bob. "Youngest of six women in trucks in 2010, Johanna Long and Caitlin Shaw hoping for more races in '11". Scene Daily. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "2010 Camping World Truck Series statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b Secola, Jamie (December 6, 2010). "Johanna Long wins Snowball Derby". Pensacola News Journal. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Johanna Long to run for truck rookie title in 2011". SceneDaily. Nascar Illustrated. January 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  6. ^ a b "Johanna Long lands Nationwide Series deal". Pensacola News Journal. Gannett. January 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  7. ^ Heist, Bob (March 5, 2012). "It's Round II for Johanna Long". Pensacola News-Journal. Pensacola, Florida. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  8. ^ Maine, D'Arcy (March 3, 2012). "Johanna Long's quiet but historic Nationwide debut". ESPN. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  9. ^ Demmons, Doug (January 5, 2012). "Johanna Long graduates to NASCAR's Nationwide Series". The Birmingham News. al.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  10. ^ Vilona, Bill (December 5, 2013). "Johanna Long faces uncertain future". Pensacola News Journal. Pensacola, FL. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  11. ^ James, Brant (August 28, 2014). "For Popular Driver Johanna Long, It's A Long Road Back To NASCAR". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  12. ^ "Mike Affarano Motorsports Teams Up With Johanna Long". Johanna Long Blog. Salisbury, North Carolina)). January 28, 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  13. ^ "Iowa XFINITY Series Entry List". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  14. ^ Weaver, Matt (June 20, 2016). "NASCAR: Long faces career crossroad". Racer. Retrieved August 9, 2017.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship Series Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Chase Elliott
Achievements
Preceded by
Kyle Busch
Snowball Derby Winner
2010
Succeeded by
Chase Elliott