John Wes Townley and his RAB Racing team headed to Texas Motor Speedway with a proven ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra and high hopes of a solid finish. Townley demonstrated in Friday evening's lone practice session that he had a Tundra capable of contending for a top-10 finish. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be for the 22-year-old driver, as he was involved in an early accident and sustained heavy damage. However, the RAB Racing team demonstrated a never-quit attitude that allowed the Watkinsville, Ga., native to continue his streak of running at the finish of each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that he has competed in this season.
As the race got underway under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway, Townley made contact with the outside retaining wall on the front stretch. The following lap, Townley brought the ToyotaCare Tundra to the attention of his RAB Racing crew, where it appeared that the damage sustained would be terminal. However, the crew immediately put together a game plan to make repairs that would allow Townley to return to the track prior to the midway point of the event. Townley logged laps for the remainder of the event, taking the checkered flag in the 27th position.
"We had a good ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra," said Townley. "Unfortunately, the truck just got away from me and I couldn't get out of the gas fast enough to save it. Our team did a great job all weekend. It was important to us to get back out there, complete as many laps as possible and be running at the finish. I know we probably took a hit in the points, but we'll rebound at Kentucky in a few weeks."
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take two weeks off before heading to Kentucky Speedway Thursday, June 28th for race seven of the 22-race schedule.
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