MBM Motorsports

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MBM Motorsports
MBM Motorsports logo.png
Owner(s)Carl Long
BaseStatesville, North Carolina
SeriesMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Race driversMonster Energy Cup Series:
66. Joey Gase, Timmy Hill (part-time)
Xfinity Series:
13. Max Tullman. Joe Nemechek (part-time)
35. Joey Gase
42/61. John Jackson, Chad Finchum, Timmy Hill
66. Timmy Hill
SponsorsMonster Energy Cup Series:
66. Medic Air Systems, Fan Memories, Cocopah Speedway
Xfinity Series:
13. Zoomi
35. Medic Air Systems, AGRI Supply, Eternal Fan
42/61. James Carter Attorney, CrashClaimsR.us, Toyota Tsusho
66. VSI Racing, Overkill Motorsports
ManufacturerToyota
Opened2014
Career
DebutMonster Energy Cup Series:
2017 Go Bowling 400 (Kansas)
Xfinity Series:
2014 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 (Bristol)
ARCA Racing Series:
2017 Lucas Oil 200 (ARCA) (Daytona)
Latest raceMonster Energy Cup Series:
2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
Xfinity Series:
2019 Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 (Las Vegas)
ARCA Racing Series:
2017 General Tire 200 (Talladega)
Races competedTotal: 235
Monster Energy Cup Series: 32
Xfinity Series: 200
ARCA Racing Series: 3
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Monster Energy Cup Series: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
ARCA Racing Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Monster Energy Cup Series: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
ARCA Racing Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Monster Energy Cup Series: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
ARCA Racing Series: 0

Motorsports Business Management LLC, operating as MBM Motorsports (sometimes known as Carl Long Motorsports), is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team fields the No. 13, 35, 42, 61, and 66 cars for various drivers, including owner Carl Long. MBM was co-owned and operated by Long, and driver Derek White until early 2016, with full operation of the team being taken by Long and his family after White was arrested on drug charges.

History[edit]

Before the 2014 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Derek White and Carl Long created Motorsports Business Management.[1] In 2016, White was arrested on tobacco smuggling charges,[2] leading to his indefinite suspension by NASCAR.[3] Ownership of the team was transferred to the Long family; officially, the team owner is listed as Long's father, Horace.[4]

Until the end of the 2018 season, MBM Motorsports ran Dodge cars on a limited basis in addition to the other manufacturers, using engines leased from Team Penske from when Penske ran Dodges.[5] The team switched to Toyotas starting in 2019,[6] and team owner Carl Long appealed to the manufacturer for support.[7]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Car No. 13 history[edit]

Timmy Hill driving the No. 13 car in 2018

The No. 72 car was fielded as a start and park team to help fund the team's No. 13 car in the team's early stages. After a one year hiatus, the team made its first attempt at the 2016 Darlington race. John Jackson raced the No. 72 at Darlington, finishing 39th. Timmy Hill attempted to get the car into the fall Kentucky race, but failed to qualify and took over the No. 13 for Mark Thompson.[8] The team returned for two races in 2017, once again running as a start and park entry. With the No. 66 taking over as the team's second full-time entry, the part-time entry was renumbered as No. 13. Team owner Carl Long drove some races in the car in 2018.

Car No. 35 history[edit]

At the end of 2018, MBM Motorsports took over Go Green Racing's No. 35 team and driver Joey Gase.[9]

Car No. 35 results[edit]

Year Driver 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 Ref
2019 Joey Gase 35 Toyota DAY
16
ATL
29
LVS
38
PHO
24
CAL
27
TEX
24
BRI
27
RCH
23
TAL
37
DOV
29
CLT
21
POC
33
MCH
29
IOW
33
CHI
33
DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Car No. 42/61 history[edit]

John Jackson at Road America in 2016.

In 2015, White and Long were joined by team owners Rick Ware and Curtis Key as partners,[10] and the team expanded to two full-time cars with the No. 40.[11] Derek White debuted the car in the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway,[10] finishing 22nd.[12] This team was fielded as a start and park team to help fund the team's No. 13 car.

The team returned in 2016, once again filling a start and park role. NASCAR Next driver Alon Day made his Xfinity Series debut with the team at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; despite initial plans to drive the No. 13,[13] he was moved to the No. 40 for the race.[14] Day, the first Israeli driver to run a NASCAR national series race, qualified 22nd[15] and took advantage of rainy conditions to begin running in the top ten. He finished 13th, the best finish for the No. 40 team since a 30th-place run at Talladega.[16]

In May 2017, Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self joined the No. 40 for his Xfinity debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[17] However, Long took over the No. 40 ride for the race, delaying Self's debut.[18] At the June Dover International Speedway race, the No. 40 was the car driven by K&N Pro Series East driver Chad Finchum in his first NXS race.[19]

Finchum became the full-time driver of the No. 40 in 2018.[20] Team owner Carl Long took over the No. 40 at Homestead to race MBM's final Dodge in the fleet. For 2019, the No. 40 became the No. 42, following MBM's purchase of the defunct Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 points. In the Food City 300 at Bristol, the car was renumbered to No. 61 in a partnership with Hattori Racing Enterprises; Timmy Hill drove the No. 61 to a career-best seventh.[21]

Car No. 66 history[edit]

Carl Long driving the No. 66 at Road America in 2018.

In the team's debut, Long and White fielded the No. 13 car for Matt Carter;[11] Carter finished 37th after retiring from the race for brake problems.[22] Later in the year, MBM fielded rides in six races for White, Long and Mike Wallace, failing to qualify for four and not finishing any races.[23][24][25]

In 2015, the car was run with various drivers, some drivers used their old 2012 Toyota Camrys, due to costs of updating their cars. Brad Teague made his final NASCAR start at the Food City 300, finishing 26th, although he used his old 2012 Toyota Camry.[26] The team was noted for being the final in the Nationwide Series to use that body style.

The team returned in 2016, once again running with various drivers. Mark Thompson returned to the No. 13 at the Subway Firecracker 250, leading his first Xfinity Series lap during the race.[27] It was announced on MBM's Facebook page in August that Timmy Hill had signed to drive with the team for the remainder of the 2016 season.

The car number was changed to No. 66 for 2018, with Timmy Hill driving. At the 2018 Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, Hill finished seventh, his best finish since 2012 (both at Daytona). Chad Finchum, who usually ran the No. 40, switched to No. 66 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Long was in the No. 40.[28]

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

On November 28, 2016, MBM announced plans for Mark Thompson to race at the 2017 season-opening Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series race at Daytona; the race was rumored to be Thompson's final ARCA start, but he returned for the Talladega event in May.[29] Driving the No. 66 Phoenix Air Ford, Thompson qualified 15th, but finished 31st after he was collected in a nine-car accident on lap 49.[30]

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Car No. 46 history[edit]

During the 2018–19 offseason, MBM Motorsports hinted at running a second Cup car at some point in the 2019 season along with the usual No. 66. In late April, the team announced their intention to enter a second car in the Digital Ally 400 at Kansas, leading to Joey Gase driving the No. 46 Camry in the race.[31]

Car No. 46 results[edit]

Year Driver 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 34 35 36 MENCC Pts
2019 Joey Gase 46 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV KAN
38
CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM -* *

Car No. 66 history[edit]

In the offseason, MBM Motorsports bought an HScott Motorsports car. In May 2017, Long announced his intention to field a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car, the No. 66 Chevrolet SS, at Kansas Speedway's Go Bowling 400.[32] The number was selected as tribute to Mark Thompson, while the paint scheme was nearly identical to the No. 46 car Long drove in the Cup Series prior to his ban from the Cup garage in 2009; the green and yellow colors remained, though the red roof number was changed to yellow.[4] Although the team received sponsorship from marijuana vaping manufacturer Veedverks,[33] NASCAR prevented the company from appearing on the car after Long mistakenly put the company name wrong in his sponsor submission to NASCAR, spelling it with an "o" instead of a "d"; upon further investigation by NASCAR, the sanctioning body ordered Long to remove the sponsorship. Long missed the first practice session before running 14 laps in the second session, followed by being unable to set a qualifying lap as he was one of 11 cars stuck in inspection during the session. This relegated Long to a 40th-place starting spot, from which he finished 31st.[34]

The No. 66 returned for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover, though with Timmy Hill at the helm. Hill improved the team's best finish by three positions as he finished 28th.[35]. After that race, the team announced that they wouldn't enter in the next races to keep the focus in the Xfinity team. The team returned at Kentucky with Hill; two weeks later, Hill would return in the No. 66 for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400. After avoiding several crashes by restarting at the very back, he finished 14th – the best finish so far for the team.

The team purchased a Richard Petty Motorsports car for Mark Thompson to drive the Daytona 500. Thompson would finish 22nd in the race, his best career cup series finish. The No. 66 car didn't return until the Bristol race in April, with Chad Finchum making his Cup debut.[36] He started 38th and would end up 33rd after crashing out late in the race. The team returned with Hill starting at Kansas, running a handful of races throughout the season.

In 2019, it was announced that Joey Gase would be driving the No. 66 car in the Cup Series part-time, with engines that they acquired from the buyout of Triad Racing Technologies.[37] Gase attempted to make the starting grid for the 2019 Daytona 500, but ultimately failed to qualify.[38]

Car No. 66 results[edit]

Year Driver 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 34 35 36 Owners Pts
2017 Carl Long 66 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN
31
CLT DAR
33
MAR
36
42nd 66
Timmy Hill DOV
28
POC MCH SON DAY KEN
31
NHA IND
14
POC GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR RCH CHI
39
NHA DOV
40
CLT
33
TAL KAN
David Starr TEX
38
HOM
36
Toyota PHO
28
2018 Mark Thompson Ford DAY
22
ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX 41st 44
Chad Finchum Toyota BRI
33
RCH TAL DOV
Timmy Hill KAN
32
CLT
32
POC MCH
35
SON CHI
39
DAY KEN
34
NHA POC
36
GLN BRI
28
DAR
37
IND
35
LVS
33
RCH
39
CLT
38
DOV
39
TAL KAN
40
MAR
38
TEX
DNQ
PHO
39
HOM
37
Chevy MCH
37
2019 Joey Gase Toyota DAY
DNQ
ATL LVS
38
PHO CAL
35
MAR RCH
33
TAL DOV CLT
32
POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*
Timmy Hill TEX
38
BRI
35
KAN
39

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