John Wes Townley came to the windy city with one goal in mind and that was to finish inside the top-10 with the No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team. With a 16th-place qualifying effort, Townley was settling in nicely with new chassis No. 16. Townley found great speed on track running equal lap times to the leaders. Being back in traffic and not in clean air, forced the driver to make some strategic moves. By lap 65 Townley had gotten the Zaxby's Tundra into 10th place. He continued to drive carefully and aggressively through the pack, picking off one truck at a time. With 40 laps to go, Townley was sitting in eighth. As the laps wound down, Townley was in gear to capture his career high finish as he continued to gain momentum on the leaders. Townley went on to finish sixth, marking his best finish in the truck series. His previous best finish was seventh at Michigan.
John Wes Townley talks about his career best finish at Chicagoland Speedway:
"I feel pretty good about our sixth-place finish. I like places like this. This place is fast. It kind of suits my driving style. I'm really proud of these guys. Can't thank Toyota and Zaxby's enough, and the guys too. Everybody did a great job. Everything kind of came together. Only thing that could have gone better is we could have won. We'll just go on to the next race and get them there."