Townley Heads To RCR
Richard Childress Racing has partnered with Zaxby’s, a southeast favorite for Buffalo wings and chicken fingers, to be the primary sponsor for a NASCAR Nationwide Series team in 2010 with John Wes Townley as their driver.
The fast-casual restaurant chain includes more than 410 restaurants throughout the Southeast.
Townley, 19, is completing his first full season of NASCAR Nationwide Series competition. The Watkinsville, Ga., native is currently 24th in the point standings despite competing in just 23 of the 32 events. He finished seventh in the 2008 ARCA Re/Max Series point standings on the strength of eight top-10 finishes in his rookie season.
“I look forward to the opportunity to drive for Richard Childress Racing next year,” Townley said. “It’s a thrill to be part of their organization. They have such a well-respected history and have produced solid results over the years. I’m confident we’ll run well next season.”
The number to be used by RCR for the Zaxby’s Chevrolet Impala has yet to be determined.
“We are proud to welcome Zaxby’s to the RCR family of partners, and John Wes Townley to our driver lineup for 2010,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “Zaxby’s was started with little more than a dream and desire, much like RCR was in 1969, and has become a great success story throughout the Southeast. John Wes is just getting started in his NASCAR career, and will benefit from the on-the-job training he’ll receive from RCR’s veteran lineup of drivers.”No Comment