Aug 12, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT
John Wes Townley will sit out this Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
In a release, Athenian Motorsports announced that former Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil would take over Townley’s No. 05 Toyota Tundra for the Careers for Veterans 200.
Kvapil’s made four Truck starts at MIS, earning two wins, three Top-5s, and four Top-10s.
This will mark the second consecutive CWTS race that Townley’s missed. On August 1st at Pocono Raceway, Townley crashed during ARCA qualifying and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Townley was later released but was held out of competing in the next day’s Truck Series event, the Pocono Mountains 150. He was replaced by Sprint Cup regular Clint Bowyer, who finished fourth in Townley’s No. 05.
At the time, Townley was hopeful that he would be cleared to compete in last Saturday’s ARCA race at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway. But he ultimately sat out that particular race as a precaution; Brennan Poole served as the substitute driver for his car.
Now, Townley’s having to miss another event.
“It is really hard sitting out and watching someone else drive your truck,” Townley said in a statement. “I am hoping to be back behind the wheel of the No. 05 Zaxby’s truck [next] Wednesday at Bristol.”
The CWTS will only have four days between Saturday’s event at Michigan and the aforementioned UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
- NHRA: Anderson wins 4th of ’15, Stoffer over Sampey in 3rd all-female final in NHRA history; Kalitta, Beckman also win 0
- Ken Block seizes opportunity, wins Red Bull GRC at MCAS New River 0
- F1 Paddock Pass: British Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO) 0
- Emotional Hamilton tears up on last lap of British GP, thanks fans for support en route to win 0
- Hamilton weathers the storm to claim third British GP victory at Silverstone 1
- Hamilton storms to home pole position at British GP 3
- Hamilton closes out British GP practice fastest 0