BUSCH: Long Brothers to debut at Nashville

Long Brothers to debut NASCAR Busch Series program in Nashville. LEBANON, Tenn. - Long Brothers Racing hopes to parlay its Tennessee success into a quality introduction to the NASCAR Busch Series this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. Joe ...

Long Brothers to debut NASCAR Busch Series program in Nashville.

LEBANON, Tenn. - Long Brothers Racing hopes to parlay its Tennessee success into a quality introduction to the NASCAR Busch Series this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway.

Joe Buford will be driving the No. 8 Town and Country Ford, owned by Robert and Charlie Long, when it hits the track for this weekend's Pepsi 300.

Long Brothers Racing enjoyed an average finish of 8.25 in its first four NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts in the Volunteer state.

"Tennessee has been pretty good to Long Brothers Racing," said Charlie Long, who will serve as crew chief. "I remember we went to the old Nashville Speedway with only four Truck Series races under our belt in 2000 and qualified well (8th) and managed to leave there with a third-place finish.

"We hope we can share some of that success in our first Busch race for Town and Country Ford."

Long Brothers will be using a chassis that was purchased from Robert Yates Racing and was part of that team's 2002 program.

"We know we'll have a good car, we know we're going to have plenty of horsepower, and were hoping to get a setup in the car that can help get it to the front and keep it there for the entire race," Charlie Long said.

The team is actively pursuing sponsorship to enter additional NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events in 2003. Long Brothers Racing also competes regularly in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series with driver Nick Woodward.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Nick Woodward , Joe Buford
Teams Yates Racing