John Wes Townley: Phoenix International Raceway Team Advance

LET THE STREAK CONTINUE: John Wes Townley has everything to gain over the next two races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, starting with redemption at Phoenix International Raceway. In the past seven races, Townley has finished 13th or better, with four top-10 finishes on all different types of race tracks. The No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra driver has averaged a 9.2 finishing position in those seven races. With momentum and consistency on his side, look for Townley to once again be racing for position at the front of the field during Friday night's Lucas Oil 150.


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CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team will roll out Chassis No. 085 this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway with John Wes Townley. Chassis 085 has been rebuilt since it raced earlier this season at Kansas Speedway. During the 2012 season, this chassis saw action at four tracks including Chicagoland Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. During the off season, the chassis was rebuilt to prepare for 2013.


MEET & GREET: Don't miss John Wes Townley alongside teammates Timothy Peters and Germán Quiroga as they join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers for an autograph session on Friday, November 8th from 12:30-1:30 PM at the Roll-Bar hospitality area, behind the Turn 1 grandstands. The trio will also appear at the on-site Camping World store at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday afternoon in the Cotton 3 RV Parking Lot at 4:00 PM.


REARVIEW MIRROR - TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: John Wes Townley came into Texas Motor Speedway with determination to collect his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. Townley qualified his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra in the 23rd position and was quick to make his way to the front during the WinStar World Casino 350. Townley made his way inside the top-10 after only 52 laps while battling a tight race truck. Townley captured a ninth-place finish at race's end. This continues his season of strong finishes on the intermediate tracks having collected four top-10 finishes in seven races. His ninth-place finish moved Townley up one position in the driver point standings to 12th.


John Wes Townley on Phoenix International Raceway:

What are your thoughts about racing at Phoenix International Raceway?

"Phoenix has always been a tough place for me. It hasn't been that kind to me. Last year I finished 13th and I think I've learned a lot through all the trials and errors there. I know I am going to have another good Zaxby's Toyota Tundra and we're coming off another top-10 finish last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. I'm really excited about it.


With two races left in the season, what is your mentality as the season comes to an end?

"We have two more races to go. This season really went by quick. For me, it sure would be nice to get a top five or a win in the final two races. It would be a great way to end the year. I am not going to do anything to jeopardize something if it isn't there, but if the opportunity presents itself, I am certainly going to go for it."



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