MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner John Wes Townley has decided to end his racing career.
As a result Athenian Motorsports, the team started and owned by Townley’s father Tony Townley, has ceased operation and has begun liquidating its assets.
A veteran of 186 starts between the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Townley scored his lone NASCAR victory in 2015 in a fuel milage gamble at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Townley also scored victories in the season-opening ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona Int’l Speedway in 2013 and 2016.
Despite winning the ARCA race at Daytona in 2016, it was a rough year for the 27-year-old Townley. He missed two races with a concussion and the final three races of the year after suffering a non-racing related ankle injury.