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John Wes Townley: Red Horse Racing Iowa Speedway Team Advance

WELCOME BACK: If any team is excited to return to Iowa Speedway it is the trio of drivers at the Red Horse Racing stable. John Wes Townley had his best showing in three starts at the 0.875-Mile tri-oval earlier this season. The No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team qualified 14th and finished 12th. With notebooks full of information, Townley has a shot at capturing his highest career finish during the American Ethanol 200 on Sunday.


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CHASSIS HISTORY: John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team will race Chassis No. 009 this weekend at Iowa Speedway. Townley captured his career best finish (seventh) with this chassis early this season at Michigan International Speedway. This chassis also tied Townley's previous career high finish (eighth) at Charlotte Motor Speedway after earning his third highest Truck Series finish at Rockingham Speedway where he crossed the finish line 11th. Townley also collected a top-15 finish at Texas Motor Speedway.


MEET & GREET: Townley, along with teammates Germán Quiroga and Timothy Peters will join the NASCAR Camping world Truck Series drivers for an autograph session on Saturday, September 7th from 4:15 - 5:00 pm at Iowa Speedway at the Infield Fan Walk.


REARVIEW MIRROR - CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK: John Wes Townley continues to showcase his consistency and patience each and every NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Sunday's 64-lap event was no exception as the No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra driver started 25th and was able to make exceptional gains during the course of the race. A complete learning process for all involved, the young driver maneuvered his way through the field and earned a 12th-place finish.


John Wes Townley on Returning to Iowa Speedway:

What are your thoughts on returning to Iowa Speedway?

"I think I learned a lot the last time we were there - As far as which line to run around the track and about my Zaxby's Toyota Tundra. Now that the season has progressed a little bit, and we are having back-to-back races, I am in the mode. I feel more comfortable with my team and like I am doing my part as a driver.


Do you find it beneficial as a driver to visit a track more than once in a year?

"Of course, especially when it is a track you like. And I really like Iowa. It's good that you have an opportunity to rebound and learn from any mistakes you made on your first trip. You get to try and correct your mistakes in the same season without waiting till the following year."



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