John Wes Townley to Wauters Motorsports for 2014

Staff report

John Wes Townley will move to Wauters Motorsports for 2014 where he will drive the team's No. 5 Toyota entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Zaxby's will provide sponsorship.

"I'm looking forward to working with a well-respected truck owner like Richie Wauters," Townley said in a statement announcing the move. "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."

Townley, 23, finished 11th in points in the Truck Series this past season while competing for Red Horse Racing. His best results came at Chicago and Homestead where he finished sixth. 

"We are excited to have John Wes and Zaxby's join us in 2014," Wauters said. "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." 

Joe Gibbs Racing Engines will provide engines for the organization.

Tim George Jr. made 10 starts for the Wauters team in 2013 while Jason Bowles drove for the group at Eldora Speedway.

Townley has 50 career Truck Series starts and 45 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.



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