Carl Long Needs Your Help

Jim CrooksCorrespondent IJune 7, 2009

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 25:  Carl Long, driver of the #34 Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Sharpie 500 on August 25, 2006 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Carl Long needs your help. He was busted by NASCAR at Charlotte for having an engine that was a tiny bit out of tolerance, and he's been fined $200,000 and 200 points.

Carl is not exactly a Rick Hendrick or a Jack Roush. He's not even a Chip Ganassi or even a James Finch. Carl can't afford this penalty, and he's suffering for it.

David Reutimann, driver of the 00 Aaron's Toyota, a driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, and winner of the Coca Cola 600, has donated $5,000 of his own money to help pay Carl Long's penalty.

I urge you to do the same. I also urge you to to ask your favorite driver to help Carl in his plight. If you go to Carl's website, you can probably find more details about how to contribute to this fund.