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Long Brothers Racing/Sadler join forces for Martinsville

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Long Brothers Racing/Sadler join forces for Martinsville
Oct 14, 2003, 2:56 AM

Long Brothers team with Elliott Sadler for high hopes at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Long Brothers Racing hopes to spark a little Virginia magic by partnering with Virginia driver Elliott Sadler at The Commonwealth's famous Martinsville ...

Long Brothers team with Elliott Sadler for high hopes at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Long Brothers Racing hopes to spark a little Virginia magic by partnering with Virginia driver Elliott Sadler at The Commonwealth's famous Martinsville Speedway.

The combination will be featured in the No. 84 Long Brothers Racing Ford during the Advance Auto Parts 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

"We're hoping that we can have some of the success we've had at Martinsville in the past," said crew chief and co-owner Charlie Long. "Hopefully, we'll be able to get Elliott qualified up front and have another good finish there."

Long Brothers Racing, co-owned by Robert Long, enjoyed a win at the .526-mile flat track just two weeks ago as their No. 2 Late Model car won the Taco Bell 300 -- an event that typically sees more than 100 Late Model entries.

"That was a big weekend for Long Brothers Racing," Charlie Long said. "We had a top-15 finish in the truck race with Nick Woodward at South Boston and won the Late Model race just down the road at Martinsville.

"I wouldn't mind seeing that victory lane again."

The No. 84 team posted a top-10 effort in the NCTS with driver Scott Riggs in 2000. Riggs, who is currently amidst a battle for the NASCAR Busch Series points title, was campaigning in his rookie NCTS season.

Sadler and Long Brothers Racing have teamed together twice before at Richmond International Raceway in 2000 and 2001. Both of those events resulted in early exits thanks to engine and brake failure, respectively.

Long Brothers Racing also competes regularly in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series with Woodward.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Elliott Sadler