BACK TO BACK: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will go back-to-back after competing at Dover International Speedway last weekend and head to the 'Wild Asphalt Circus' at Texas Motor Speedway to race under the lights on Friday night. John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra are anxious for the 167 lap WinStar World Casino on the 1.5-mile quad oval. After a solid run and tying his highest career finish (eighth) at the intermediate track of Charlotte Motor Speedway this could be another solid weekend for the Red Horse Racing driver.
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CHASSIS HISTORY: John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team already have a special bond with Chassis No. 009 that they will race on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 009 tied John Wes Townley's career high finish of eighth at Charlotte Motor Speedway after earning his third highest Truck Series finish at Rockingham where he crossed the finish line 11th.
MEET & GREET: Townley, along with teammates Timothy Peters and German Quiroga will join the other Truck Series drivers for an autograph session at Texas Motor Speedway outside of Turn 1 next to the Hospitality Village from 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, June 7th.
REARVIEW MIRROR - DOVER: John Wes Townley qualified his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra in the 18th position for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. Trouble found the team early but that was no halt for Townley and his Zaxby's crew. With direction from Mike Beam, the team rallied to fix damage early on and was battling up in the top-15 in no time. After fighting in the top-10, when the checked flag waved Townley was scored with an 11th-place finishing position.
John Wes Townley on Texas Motor Speedway:
You've got two great starts at Texas. What is your key to qualifying?
"Texas is always a track I've enjoyed. Turns three and four are the toughest to get around. It's a challenging race track but once you have the corners figured out paired with a great Toyota Tundra that I know we have, you'll be set. We are using the same chassis we went out and tested with in April so I'm really looking forward to this weekend.
After the test session at Texas Motor Speedway, does it give you extra confidence going into the long spring race?
"Being with Red Horse Racing, Mike Beam and having the support from Toyota gives me the extra confidence. This has been such an awesome year for me and I've been learning a lot. I can't say enough about how valuable Mike Beam is and how hard my guys work. Our test was really good and I feel confident that we can improve on our eighth place finish at Charlotte and go get em' at Texas."