Daytona winner Townley hopes to "bookend" ARCA season with Kansas win in No. 15 Zaxby's Toyota

(CONCORD, N.C. - October 2, 2013) - John Wes Townley, who kicked off the year in style winning the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season opener from the pole position at Daytona International Speedway, is looking to finish the ARCA season where he started it - in victory lane.

The Watkinsville, Ga. driver will return to the driver's seat of the No. 15 Venturini Motorsports-prepared Zaxby's Toyota for the Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway Friday night.

"I'm looking forward to driving the No. 15 Zaxby's Toyota for Venturini Motorsports on Friday in Kansas," Townley said.

"We had a really good test there a few weeks ago and learned a lot. I'm excited about working with Kevin Reed and his guys this weekend. We won the season opener in the 15 car at Daytona. I'm hoping we can pull off the "bookend" and finish off the ARCA season with another win. It will be a challenge, but we'll give it our best shot Friday night."

Crew chief, Kevin Reed, with a series leading six victories, will reunite with Townley at Kansas hoping to duplicate their Daytona efforts.

Townley qualified third in last year's Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA race at Kansas, leading eight laps before an accident on lap 70 ended his day relegating him to a disappointing 28th place finish. 

Since 2010, Townley has competed with Venturini Motorsports on a part-time basis earning one victory, one pole position and two top-5 finishes in six events.   

Townley, who currently drives full-time for Red Horse Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is coming off his fourth top-10 of the season, earning a seventh place finish last week at Las Vegas. He is currently 14th in Truck Series championship point standings.

The October 4 Kansas Lottery 98.9 from Kansas Speedway will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 at 8:30 p.m. EST. The event will also feature live timing and scoring of all on-track activities at ARCAracing.com.

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