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Johanna Long's quiet but historic Nationwide debut

Originally Published: March 3, 2012
By D'Arcy Maine

Somewhere lost amid all of the hype, hoopla and subsequent disappointment surrounding Danica Patrick at Daytona, people failed to notice there was another woman making her Nationwide debut.

Last Saturday, 19-year-old Johanna Long -- quietly -- became the youngest woman in history to drive in the Nationwide Series. And while Patrick's pole position and untimely wreck in the Drive4COPD 300 were splashed across the national headlines, Long raced to a respectable 21st-place finish in a ...

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