John Wes Townley, No. 09 Toyota Tundra, Kentucky Preview

John Wes Townley

No. 09 Toyota Tundra

Event Preview Fact Sheet
American Muscle

Event/Date:     UNOH 250 – June 28, 2012

Venue:             Kentucky Speedway


This Week’s Toyota Tundra … John Wes Townley will pilot RAB Racing Chassis No. 48 in Friday’s UNOH 250 at Kentucky Speedway. This chassis last saw action at Texas Motor Speedway, where the 22-year-old driver brought home a 27th-place finish.

Townley at Kentucky… While Townley has not yet raced at Kentucky Speedway in Camping World Truck Series competition, he has raced there before. In his only NASCAR Nationwide Series start at the Sparta track, Townley posted a finish of 32nd in the 2009 running of the Meijer 300. Additionally, the 22-year-old driver has competed in two ARCA Series races at Kentucky Speedway, posting his track-best finish of fifth in May of 2008.

RAB at Kentucky… While RAB Racing has not yet competed at Kentucky Speedway in Camping World Truck Series competition, they have visited the 1.5-mile speedway before. In addition to Townley’s start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, RAB Racing with Brack Maggard fielded two additional Nationwide Series entries here since 2009, with drivers Sean Caisse and Kenny Wallace, respectively. The team’s best showing at the Sparta tri-oval is a sixth-place finish, which was posted by Wallace in 2011’s running of the Feed the Children 300.

After Seven Races… Over the first seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2012 season, Townley has accumulated four top-20 finishes, an average starting position of 20.5 and an average finish of 19.7. The Watkinsville, Ga. native has completed 95.8 percent of the laps he’s contested (1,020 of 1,065) thus far.

RAB Racing in 2012… With seven races completed in the 2012 season, RAB Racing’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have recorded one top-five and five top-20 finishes with drivers Travis Kvapil and Townley.

Happy Birthday, Boss … Team owner Robby Benton will celebrate his 33rd birthday on Thursday, June 28.

Meet the Driver … Fans can meet Townley on Thursday, June 28 when he participates in the Toyota NCWTS Driver Kentucky Autograph Session, located at the Toyota PitPass Display in the vendor midway, from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Catch the Action.. The UNOH 250 from Kentucky Speedway will be televised live Friday, June 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT on SPEED and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network. Qualifying will be televised live Thursday, June 27 beginning at 5 p.m. EDT on SPEED.

John Wes Townley Quotes

“I am excited to get back to racing after this time off, especially because we are going to Kentucky Speedway, which is one of my favorite tracks. There are several grooves, and as a result, a lot of room to move around and race. The track is pretty bumpy as well, which I think adds character to it. I am really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the No. 09 Toyota Tundra and improving even further this weekend.”

Chris Rice Quotes

“I am really looking forward to going back racing after a few weekends off. We are taking chassis No. 48 with us to the Bluegrass State and it is one of the best in our fleet. After racing the same chassis at Texas Motor Speedway, we have improved upon it and I feel like it’s a better truck now. I can’t wait to join the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series at Kentucky Speedway this weekend and see what our No. 09 Toyota Tundra is made of.”

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