It was a standout day for the driver of the No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra during the National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway. John Wes Townley captured a seventh-place finish which marked his highest finishing position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Tundra driver qualified 17th and battled a loose handling truck for the majority of the 100-lap event. Townley was the cause for caution on lap 66 as he lost control of his Tundra coming out of Turn 4. With some masterful driving, Townley was able to keep his Tundra off the wall, sustaining no damage. The Zaxby’s team put on a fresh set of Goodyear tires and restarted in the 18th position. Townley went on to fight his way through the field to cross the finish in the seventh position. A spin and a career-high finish for Townley demonstrate his continued progress as a Red Horse Racing driver.
John Wes Townley talks about Red Horse Racing 350th Start and his career high finish:
“Actually, I was the third Red Horse Racing truck to cross the line on the start, therefore technically I was the 350th. That’s really cool. The team has a good bit of history and having all this experience and being part of it is just an honor. I’m so thankful.
“We were really free to start out with and ended up coming down through the grass here. It’s always a wild ride, but we pulled it off. We got the Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra back up through the field and finished seventh. That’s a career best and I’m pretty happy with that and we’ll go from here and go to Bristol next week.”
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