Atlanta: John Wes Townley preview

* John Wes Townley, a Watkinsville, GA native will be making his debut at his "home track" Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Degree V12 300 this weekend. * Townley and "Little Z" the Zaxby's mascot will visit...

* John Wes Townley, a Watkinsville, GA native will be making his debut at his "home track" Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Degree V12 300 this weekend.

* Townley and "Little Z" the Zaxby's mascot will visit the kids of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on Wednesday, September 2nd. He will do a brief closed circuit TV show for all the kids about being a NASCAR driver and then spend time with them coloring and playing games.

* Matt Stinchcomb, a former football offensive tackle, who played for the University of Georgia, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders will join Townley on Thursday Sept. 3 at the Zaxby's on Hwy. 20 in McDonough, Ga. from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to help raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) helmet raffle. Stinchcomb is a huge advocate of CTF and helps host a CTF fundraise each year at UGA, the "Countdown to Kickoff". 92.5 FM "The Bear" will broadcast live from this location and the No. 09 Zaxby's show car will be on display.

* RAB Racing will host two families of children with Neurofibromatosis (NF) on Saturday, September 5th at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Neurofibromatosis is a set of genetic disorders that in its most common form affect one in every 3,000 births and causes tumors to grow anywhere throughout the body. The team has been working to raise money for CTF which is a non-profit medical foundation dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by NF.

* The No. 09 Zaxby's Ford will also carry the Children's Tumor Foundation logo on its lower rear quarter panels this weekend to help raise awareness of NF.

Children's Tumor Foundation Helmet Raffle: John Wes Townley, Zaxby's and RAB Racing have teamed up to support the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) by raffling off a helmet signed by some of the top names in NASCAR. Tickets can be purchased for $5 each or you can get 5 tickets for $20. The raffle will conclude on Monday, September 7th following the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the winner will be notified by phone on Tuesday, September 8th or you can check the team's website, www.teamrab.com for more information. To donate please visit: active.com/donate/racing4research2010/NASCARhelmet

This Week's No. 09 Zaxby's Ford: Townley will pilot chassis No. 037 in the Degree V12 300 this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is a brand new chassis from the RAB Racing stables and will be making its debut this weekend.

Season Review: After 25 of the scheduled 35 events on the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Schedule, Townley has three top-20 and seven top-25 finishes.

Last Time Around-Montreal: Boris Said made his third career start at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday in the NAPA Auto Parts 200. The road course racing specialist, who was making his second start for RAB Racing this year, raced competitively inside the top-10 for a majority of the 74-lap event but a late-race incident relegated the team to a 25th-place finish in the caution plagued 4 hour race.

Points Check: After sitting out for the two road courses events on the 2009 schedule Townley dropped to 30th in the driver point standings following Montreal. The No. 09 entry remains 34th in the owner point standings with 1,601 points; 46 markers behind 33rd place and 407 points outside the top-30.

Rookie Race: Townley dropped to 7th in the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings with 109 points.

-credit: rabr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Boris Said , Gilles Villeneuve , John Wes Townley