‘Townley to make his first start of 2014 Season with Wauters Motorsports’
John Wes Townley piloting the No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra will take to the track for the running of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener Friday, February 21, 2013 at Daytona International Speedway, competing in his first race with Wauters Motorsports.
The Watkinsville, Georgia driver has one previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start and three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts on the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway. In his tenure in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Townley has had six previous starts, posting three top-five finishes and a win in 2013 at the Daytona Beach, Florida racetrack.
Townley joined Wauters Motorsports in 2014 after a career best 2013 NCWTS season where he scored seven top-10 finishes, including a pair of sixth-places finishes at Chicagoland Speedway & Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“I’m looking forward to driving the No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota with Wauters Motorsports,” John Wes Townley said. “Richie (Wauters) has always had a great reputation for building top equipment and we hope to post some wins and be in the chase for the 2014 Championship at season’s end.
I’m excited about heading to Daytona for the truck series race. We had a great test in January where the Tundra was pretty close to the top of the board the entire time. Daytona is a crapshoot though, with all the drafting going on you could be first or last within seconds. You need to really concentrate on these restrictor plate tracks, use the draft to your advantage and be there at the end for the win. That is what we are planning on doing in the Zaxby’s Tundra. It should be an exciting race for the fans and the competitors on Friday night,” Townley continued.
The NEXTERA Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway is slated to begin at 7:30pm Friday, February 21, 2014.
Fox Sports 1 will broadcast NCWTS practice Wednesday, February 19th at 2:30pm, February 20th at 1:30 and 4:30pm. The new qualifying system of races will also be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 at 4:00pm with prerace activities beginning at 6:30pm. Live race radio coverage begins at 7:00pm on MRN & Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio Channel 90 Fri. Feb. 21st
Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WautersMotors5, John Wes Townley on Facebook and @JWTownley on Twitter.
About Zaxby’s: An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. The company ranked number seven in the 2012 Top 10 Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains With 500 Or More U.S. Units Quick-Track study published by Sandelman & Associates. The chain also ranked number five in the nation for total sales and number one in the chicken segment in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report published by Technomic. In honor of the thousands of children the restaurant chain serves every year, Zaxby’s is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish. The company operates more than 595 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys