John Wes Townley & Wauters Motorsports to Take on the Monster Mile

‘Townley and No. 5 Zaxby’s Team Look to Repeat Top-Five Run in Dover’

John Wes Townley and the No. 5 Zaxby’s Wauters Motorsports team look to continue their solid start to the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season at Dover International Speedway Friday May 30, 2014.

DB5_3728Townley has four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on famed one-mile concrete racetrack.  His best finish on the track nicknamed the ‘Monster Mile’ was in 2013 where he posted an 11th-place finish.

“Dover is a challenging little track; it’s called the Monster Mile for a reason,” John Wes Townley said.  “The concrete track is high banked and is somewhere you really rely on your spotter to be looking ahead and help you avoid the accidents.  Your driving style at Dover is a lot more aggressive compared to other tracks and it makes it fun racing for both the drivers and the fans.   Hopefully, we’ll have a good start, keep track position and bring home another top finish.  I know that Richie (Wauters) and all the guys on this team have been working hard to have the trucks ready for our back to back race streak.  I’m going to do everything I can to get the best finish possible.”

Team owner Richie Wauters, in his tenure as a crew chief, has two wins with Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola in seven starts on the Dover, Delaware short track.

The Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is slated to begin at 5:30pm on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Fox Sports 1 will televise live qualifying from Dover International Speedway at 12:30 pm and race coverage beginning at 5:00pm Friday.  MRN & Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio Channel 90 radio coverage begins at 5:00pm on Friday, May 30, 2014.

For more information on Wauters Motorsports visit www.WautersMotorsports.com. Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WautersMotors5, @JWTownley on Twitter,  Facebook & Instagram: John Wes Townley.

ZAXBY'S logoAbout 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

John Wes Townley Posts Career Best NCWTS Finish with Wauters Motorsports at Charlotte Motor Speedway

‘Townley Finishes Fourth in No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra’

IMG_1915John Wes Townley posted a career best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish of fourth-place at Charlotte Motors Speedway Friday night in the running of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

Townley placed the Wauters Motorsports entry in the 15th-place on the starting grid for the 134-lap race on the 1.5-mile Concord, NC track.

“At first, to be honest I was kind of worried; we had been tight all day,” John Wes Townley said. “It just turned out though that everybody else freed up — and we just kind of got to a neutral point.  We were still a little bit on the tight side.  But, we managed to get my career best in the Truck Series out of it.  I can’t thank Wauters Motorsports, Zaxby’s and Toyota enough.  It was a really good night for us.”

The No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra avoided several near misses in the fourth Camping World Truck Series race of the 2014 season.  Townley narrowly escaped a late race incident when another truck dove underneath him on the inside causing the other truck to lose control when they hit the median grass.  Townley was able to rebound bringing the Wauters entry home in the fourth-place position.

IMG_1945“I heard inside,” Townley went on to explain the incident with the other race truck.  “But, it was so late that there was just nothing I could do about it.  He was already there and I was already there. I think he’s a little upset.  The thing about it is- its racing.  Unfortunately, I would have given him the line if I knew he was there.  I heard inside and unfortunately it was just too late for me to do anything about it.  So, I hate that.”

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has an off week before heading to Dover International Raceway May 30, 2014.  Townley will be back in action Sunday at Toledo Speedway for the ARCA Racing Series event and then Saturday in the No. 25 Zaxby’s NASCAR Nationwide Series car at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WautersMotors5, @JWTownley on Twitter,  Facebook & Instagram: John Wes Townley

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.

John Wes Townley Ready for Run in Charlotte with Wauters Motorsports

‘Townley Looks for First Top-Five of the 2014 NCWTS Season in NC Education Lottery 200’

DB5_3728John Wes Townley and Wauters Motorsports look to take home their first top-five finish in the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday, May 16, 2014.  Townley comes off an 11th-place finish at Kansas Speedway Friday, May 7th, in the No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra, after an early accident derailed their top-five aspiration.

This will be the Camping World Truck Series second start on a 1.5-mile speedway in 2014. Townley and Wauters Motorsport both have history at the Concord, North Carolina track.

Team owner, Richie Wauters has a vast amount of experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a crew chief, posting two pole position starts, two victories, three top-five and six top-10 starts at the Concord, NC speedway.

DB5_3181 (2)Townley has four prior NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a best finish of eighth-place in 2013 NCWTS race.

“Charlotte is one of the fastest 1.5-mile tracks we race on all year in the truck series,” John Wes Townley said.  “The Zaxby’s Tundra was fast when we tested there a few weeks ago and I don’t see us getting any slower once we unload on Thursday.  We’ve had a pretty good season so far, now we just want to break the top-five and keep moving forward towards that win.”

The North Carolina Education 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is slated to begin at 8:30pm Friday, May 16, 2014.  Fox Sports 1, MRN & Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio Channel 90 live race coverage begins at 8:00pm.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WautersMotors5, @JWTownley on Twitter,  Facebook & Instagram: John Wes Townley

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

 

John Wes Townley Posts 11th-Place Finish in Caution Filled NCWTS Race at Kansas Speedway

‘Despite Damage from an Incident the No. 5 Zaxby’s Tundra Scores Top-15 Finish

 John Wes Townley posted an 11th-place finish in the running of the SFP 200 at Kansas Speedway Friday night piloting the No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra.

IMG_1793Townley placed the Wauters Motorsports entry in the 11th-place position on the starting grid after making it to the third round of qualifying on the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.

Townley had advanced the Zaxby’s Tundra to the eighth-place position on lap 56 when the air came off the front spoiler causing the truck to spin in turn two, resulting in rear-end damage to the race truck.

Townley brought the truck down pit road for repairs several times under caution losing just one lap.  The team worked diligently to fix the Wauters Motorsports entry, allowing Townley to receive the Lucky Dog on lap 69, advancing him back to the lead lap.

Despite the damage Townley was able to continue on in the 167-lap race to finish in the 11th-place position in the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway.

“It certainly wasn’t the finish we had hoped for,” John Wes Townley said.  “But to finish 11th after having rear end damage early in the race is something to be said for how the pit crew and team worked together to help the Zaxby’s Tundra finish the race.  The truck series is finally starting some back to back races, so hopefully we’ll be able to pick up a top-five finish in Charlotte next week.”

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action next Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the running of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

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

Townley Ready to Take On Kansas with Wauters Motorsports

‘Driver & Team Look for Their First Top-Five Finish’

DB5_3181 (2)John Wes Townley will take to the Kansas Speedway for the running of the SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, Friday, May 9, 2014 piloting the No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra.

Townley just missed having his truck series career best finish of third-place at Martinsville Speedway in March but was spun on the last lap.  He and the No. 5 Wauters Motorsports team look to reclaim that top-five finish in the inaugural night race on the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.

Kansas will serve as the Camping World Truck Series first race on an intermediate size track in 2014.

Townley has six previous starts at the Kansas City, Kansas track in the NASCAR Nationwide, NASCAR Camping World Truck and ARCA Racing Series’.  His best finish came in 2013 where he posted a third-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

ZAXBY'S logo“I’m looking forward to being back in the truck here in Kansas,” John Wes Townley said.  “The trucks races will start to be a lot more frequent, which is great for the drivers, teams and fans.  I’ve always run pretty well at Kansas in the past.  If we run as good as we did in Martinsville, I don’t see why we can’t have a top-five.  We’ll just go out there, do the best that we can, stay out of trouble and hopefully get us one.”

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway is slated to begin Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8:30pm.

Fox Sports 1’s live telecast of the SFP 250 begins at 8:00pm. Radio coverage begins at 8:00pm on MRN & Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

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