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John Wes Townley

Team: Athenian Motorsports-05-CWT
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/31/1989

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Following a frustrating weekend at Martinsville Speedway that saw John Wes Townley hover around 20th in practice, qualifying and during Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the paper-clip shaped oval in south Virginia, the 26-year-old Georgia native is eager to head west to Texas Motor Speedway, one of his more-successful venues on the racing circuit.
Townley finished third in the summer Truck race at TMS in 2015 and has qualified in the top 10 in three of his last four NCWTS starts at the speedway located in Fort Worth. Though the focus is on the drivers vying to win the inaugural Chase in the Truck Series, Townley still has a goal he and his Athenian Motorsports team hope to achieve this season. "No disrespect to those guys in our garage racing for the championship, but our plans are to show up in Texas on Thursday for practice and be the team to beat this weekend," said Townley, who got engaged to long-time girlfriend Laura Bird earlier this week. "This race is in our wheelhouse and we believe we can notch our first win of the season Friday night in Texas."-Athenian Motorsports Oct 31 - 8:38 PM

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John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) finished 21st in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville (VA) Speedway.

He started 20th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 200-lap race. Townley, who entered 18 of the 20 truck races so far this season, is 15th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Oct 30 - 12:44 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Synovus/Jive/EVERFI Chevrolet Silverado) was credited with a 28th place DNF in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) fred's 250 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.

He started 9th in the lineup and completed 59 laps of the 94-lap race before exiting the race (Accident). Townley, who started in 17 of the 19 truck races so far this season, dropped on spot to 16th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Oct 24 - 11:38 AM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 JIVE Communications Chevrolet) finished 7th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series season-ending Kansas ARCA 150 at Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS).

He started 21st in the lineup and completed all laps of the 100-lap race. Townley, who has competed in 12 of the 20 ARCA races this year, closed out the season 13th in the 2016 championship standings. He is also currently 15th in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship standings.
Oct 16 - 12:52 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) finished 13th in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway.

He started 7th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 146-lap race. Townley, who entered 16 of the 18 truck races so far this season, is 15th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Oct 3 - 4:32 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 JIVE Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet) was credited with a 23rd place DNF in Saturday night's Crosley 150 at Kentucky Speedway (Sparta, KY).

He started 17th on the grid and completed 77 laps of the 102-lap race before exiting the event (Accident). Townley, who competed in 11 of the 19 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 14th in the 2016 championship standings after this race.
Sep 26 - 8:31 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 JIVE Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet) finished second in Thursday night's SCOTT 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started third in the lineup and completed all laps of the 100-lap race. Townley, who has competed in 10 of the 18 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 14th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Sep 16 - 2:35 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxbys Chevrolet Silverado) led the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session for the American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He ran a quick lap of 175.182 mph. No. 9 William Byron, No. 88 Matt Crafton, No. 17 Timothy Peters and No. 00 Cole Custer round out the top five of the 31 trucks completing laps in this session. Norm Benning in the No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Sep 15 - 5:35 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 JIVE Communications Chevrolet) finished 5th in Saturday night's Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic at Indiana's Salem Speedway.

He started 10th in the lineup and completed 197 of the 200 laps run. Townley, who has competed in 9 of the 17 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 14th in the 2016 championship standings after this event. He is also currently 17th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings
Sep 12 - 1:02 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) finished 12th in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

He started 21st in the lineup and completed all of the 66 laps run. Townley, who started in 13 of the 15 truck races so far this season, advanced one spot to 17th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Sep 6 - 1:42 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) finished 12th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He started on the pole and completed all of the 100 laps run. Townley, who started in 12 of the 14 series races so far this season, gained two spots to 18th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 28 - 8:31 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation with a lap of 183.697 mph.

This is his second pole in 104 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races. It is his second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in four races at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Matt Crafton (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2016 and his eighth in 15 races at MIS. William Byron (third) posted his 11th top-10 start in 14 races this season.
Aug 27 - 11:19 AM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice leading up to the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

The average speed of 182.287 mph was best of the four trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 33 Ben Kennedy (181.691 mph), No. 50 Travis Kvapil (174.941 mph) and No. 71 Enrique Contreras (154.579 mph) are the others on this list.
Aug 26 - 7:16 PM

John Wes Townley (No. 05 Jive Communications/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) finished 10th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

He started 19th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Townley, who started in 11 of the 13 series races so far this season, moved up from 21st to 20th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 18 - 9:53 PM

John Wes Townley (#05 JIVE Communications Chevrolet) finished second in Friday's ARCA Racing Series ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started 13th in the lineup and completed all of the 60 laps run. Townley, who has competed in 6 of the 13 series races so far this season, is currently 20th in the 2016 ARCA Championship standings after this event.
Jul 31 - 2:51 PM