John Wes Townley Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After suffering a non-racing related left-ankle injury, John Wes Townley will not be behind the wheel of his No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby’s Chevrolet Silverado for Athenian Motorsports. In his place in the Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway will be Cody Coughlin. Coughlin is a Joe Gibbs Racing development driver who usually competes in the No. 51 JEGS Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Earlier this season, Townley was sidelined from competition in both NASCAR and ARCA due to a concussion. In the NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Entering Saturday night’s DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Christopher Bell had just a 15-point lead over John Hunter Nemechek who sat in seventh, behind the Chase cut-off. With Talladega Superspeedway being the final race in the Round of Eight, all of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chasers were looking to add to their cushion. In the only two practices, Bell’s DC Solar Toyota Tundra was 14th fastest and 11th fastest respectively. Bell qualified his Kyle Busch Motorsports truck 18th on theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway, John Wes Townley took home a surprise victory in a fuel mileage race Townley beat Timothy Peters by nearly four seconds. Johnny Sauter, Timothy Peters, and Townley are the only former winners in the field this weekend. Truck Series Chase After the first Truck Series Chase race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, William Byron has punched his ticket to the Round of Six with a victory at the Magic Mile. The 2016 ChaseRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – At Kentucky Speedway, Chase Briscoe needed to finish seventh or better to clinch the ARCA Racing Series championship with one race still remaining in the 2016 season. Briscoe finished worse than seventh just three times in 18 races heading into Friday night’s race at the 1.5-mile track and hadn’t had a finish worse than sixth since Pocono in June. After setting a new track record in qualifying, Briscoe led the field to green and despite not leading a lap, ran inside theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer One of the top stories over the past few weeks has been Dale Earnhardt Jr. being sidelined with concussion-like symptoms. At the same time, John Wes Townley has been sidelined from races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s with the same type of injury. Townley joined “The Morning Drive” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio where he spoke about the incidents that he believes led to his concussion like symptoms. Townley’s concussion symptoms beganRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor NASCAR has announced penalties stemming from the chaos that broke out in last week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. John Wes Townley, who drives the No. 05 truck for Athenian Motorsports and Spencer Gallagher, who drives the No. 23 truck for GMS Racing each have wallets that are quite a bit lighter today after their on track wrestling match this past weekend. Townley, who first charged at Gallagher to start the fight was fined $15,000, while GallagherRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park, John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher did not cement the foundation of friendship. On lap 144, Gallagher made contact which sent Townley crashing in turn one. Not to be outdone, Townley returned the favor 10 laps later. This impact ended both drivers’ night. What ensued after the crash was kind of hilarious. Townley bull rushed Gallagher and knocked him to the ground, Gallagher grabbed Townley’s legs and pulled him to the ground. The two then got back to their feetRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – In a wild race that saw some of the best trucks in the field destroyed before the finish, John Hunter Nemechek held off Cameron Hayley in a two-lap dash to the checkers to win Saturday’s Great Clips 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. But it was a skull session with 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick the night before that was instrumental in guiding Nemechek to victory in his unsponsored No. 8 Chevrolet. “I’ve got toRead More
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Penalty? So what? Polesitter Joey Logano shook off a pit road infraction that sent him to the back of the field early in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at The Glen. But by the end of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Logano’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford was comfortably at the front of the field. The only other car that was close was the No. 22 of teammate Brad Keselowski, who recovered from a pit road speeding penalty to finish second. “Everything went as planned,” said Logano, whoRead More
CONCORD, N.C.—Driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports, in the organization’s second start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, polesitter Kasey Kahne won a two-lap drag race against Erik Jones to earn his fifth victory in six starts in the series. Kahne’s victory in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway denied the dominant No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota of Jones, who led 88 laps but ran a disappointing second after a late caution forced a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race five laps pastRead More