Townley Moves To Wauters Motorsports

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John Wes Townley (NASCAR photo)
John Wes Townley will move to Wauters Motorsports for the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. (NASCAR Photo)
John Wes Townley will move to Wauters Motorsports for the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. (NASCAR Photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Wauters Motorsports announced Thursday that John Wes Townley will drive the No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra during the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“We are excited to have John Wes and Zaxby’s join us in 2014,” said team owner Richie Wauters. “He has made significant gains in his NASCAR career and we feel this is the right fit for him this season. We expect to have John Wes in the top-five in points and, hopefully, bring home some wins for Zaxby’s. And we are thrilled to be back fielding Toyotas with Joe Gibbs Racing Engines.”

Townley had a career year in 2013, which started with Townley winning the ARCA Racing Series opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway. In 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts last year with Red Horse Racing, Townley finished inside the top 10 seven times.

“I’m looking forward to working with a well-respected truck owner like Richie Wauters,” said Townley. “He builds some of the best trucks in NASCAR. I know together we will post some top-fives and, hopefully, a few wins this season.”