RAB Racing with Brack Maggard announced today that John Wes Townley will compete for 2012 Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving its Toyota Tundra.
Townley, 22, has made seven starts in the Camping World Truck Series, most recently at Phoenix International Raceway in November, 2008.
Townley will join teammate Kenny Wallace, driver of the No. 09 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
"I'm looking forward to this year," Townley said. "It's good to be racing in the Camping World Truck Series again, and doing it with RAB Racing makes it that much better."
While the season-opening event will mark Townley's first laps at Daytona International Speedway in Camping World Truck Series competition, he is no stranger to the World Center of Racing. In three ARCA Racing Series starts, the Watkinsville, Ga., native has two top-five finishes, including a career-best finish of third in February, 2010.
"I'm looking forward to expanding our operation and racing in the Camping World Truck Series," said Robby Benton, owner of RAB Racing. "We'll have a presence in two NASCAR garage areas this year, and I'm happy to be adding another strong Toyota entry. We started our current Nationwide Series program with John Wes, and we're happy to be starting our Truck Series presence with him, as well."
Townley will be backed by new sponsors for the 2012 season, as well as current sponsors of RAB Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series program.
The 22-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule kicks off on February 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., and concludes November 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
A crew chief for the team will be named at a later date.
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