Townley ends his NASCAR career, Athenian Motorsports shuts down

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Townley ends his NASCAR career, Athenian Motorsports shuts down
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John Wes Townley, who earned his only win in the Camping World Truck Series in 2015, will no longer compete in NASCAR, an official with his Athenian Motorsports team confirmed to Motorsport.com.

John Wes Townley, Athenian Motorsports Chevrolet
John Wes Townley, Athenian Motorsports Chevrolet
John Wes Townley, Athenian Motorsports Chevrolet

In fact, team officials confirmed the Athenian Motorsports organization will cease its operations, which this past season included fielding entries in ARCA, Trucks and the Xfinity Series.

Townley, who sat out two races this season with concussion symptoms and missed another with an ankle injury, enjoyed his most successful season in Trucks in 2015 when he won the race at Las Vegas and finished eighth in the series standings.

The 27-year-old native of Watkinsville, Ga., made 100 career starts in Trucks, with one win, five top-five and 24 top-10 finishes and won two poles. In 76 starts in the Xfinity Series, Townley never posted a top-10 finish.

In 58 career ARCA starts, he won two races, both at Daytona (2013 and 2016).In his only season as a full-time competitor (in 2008), he finished seventh in the series standings.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers John Wes Townley
Teams Athenian Motorsports
Author Jim Utter