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NASCAR Newest Minority Owned Cup Series Team Announces Drivers

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, June 27,  2005 – Victory  Motorsports, owned by Terance 
Mathis, former All-Pro Wide Receiver  for the Atlanta Falcons, yesterday unveiled 
the names of, Morty  Buckles, an accomplished driver that will represent 
Victory Motorsports in  the ARCA Racing Remax Series, and Carl Long, a skillful 
and  experienced driver that will represent Victory Motorsports in the NASCAR  
Nextel Cup Series, and drive car #94.   
Morty Buckles, an African-American driver, has  been a part of the NASCAR 
world for a number of years, most recently in the  Drive for Diversity Program, 
and the NASCAR/Dodge Weekly Series,  winning races and respect all around the 
organization.  Morty Buckles, a native of Decatur, Georgia, started racing 
go-carts at  the age of 8, with his father and grandfather by his side.  Buckles 
received his Bachelors in  Mechanical Engineering from Southern Polytechnic 
State University, located in  Marietta,  Georgia.  Buckles has been a part of the 
NASCAR  family since the early 1990’s, and has raced on some of NASCAR’s 
Super  Speedways, including Atlanta Motor Speedway, Daytona International  
Speedway, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Talladega Super Speedway, and  Chicagoland 
“These days’ racers have to be the  entire package.  The knowledge about  
the car, the knowledge of the tracks, and the solid support team, which is what  
I bring to Victory Motorsports, and what they bring to me,�?? explains  
Carl Long, a resident of Troutman, North  Carolina, has a solid 22 years of 
racing under his  belt.  Raised in Roxboro, North  Carolina, Long started 
racing in the early 80’s, and won  his first Track Championship at South Boston 
Speedway in 1987.  In 1992, Long was named the Winston  Racing Rookie of the Year 
at Orange County Speedway.  In 2000, Long made his first Winston Cup  race, 
and in 2004 made a career high of six Nextel Cup races.  Carl Long has 
participated at several  levels of NASCAR racing, including Nextel Cup Series, Busch 
Series, and the  Craftsman Truck Series.  Teaming up  with Victory Motorsports 
now gives Long the opportunity to channel his energy  and passion to become 
the next NASCAR Nextel Cup  Champion. 
“Joining Victory Motorsports is like  the reunion of a family that has been 
apart, and now has the opportunity to come  together and make some great things 
happen.  I am truly excited about representing  this team, I have great 
support, and an excellent opportunity to excel in NASCAR  racing,�?? says Long. 
Victory Motorsports is owned by  Terance Mathis, former All-Pro Wide Receiver 
for the Atlanta  Falcons.  “Our mission is simple,  WIN.  Victory Motorsports 
is a new  breed of racing.  We will bring  excitement, entertainment, and fun 
to NASCAR.  We will also bring the minority  community to NASCAR, and in turn 
bring NASCAR to the minority community.  Not only will we be standing in the  
Winner’s Circle, but we will stand there with integrity, equality, and 
respect,�??  says Mathis. 
For more information on Morty  Buckles, visit _www.mortybuckles.com_ 
( .  For more information on Carl Long, visit  
_www.carl-long.com_ ( .  For more information on Victory  
Motorsports, visit _www.victorymotorsportsllc.com_ 
( .  Media contact Marcelle English with Origins Public Relations, at 
404-512-2484,  or _englishopr@aol.com_ ( , or Larry 
P.  Troutman – Executive Vice President, at 770-331-9180, or 
_ltroutman@victorymotorsportsllc.com_ ( ,