Loudon: John Wes Townley preview

Fast & Fun Facts: * John Wes Townley and RAB Racing will be making their debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend in the Camping World RV Sales 200. * Keeton Hanks will drive John Wes' Zaxby's Late Model at Lanier ...

Fast & Fun Facts:

* John Wes Townley and RAB Racing will be making their debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend in the Camping World RV Sales 200.

* Keeton Hanks will drive John Wes' Zaxby's Late Model at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga. on Saturday night June 27. Keeton won the pole and finished second in the No. 09 Zaxby's Late Model on Saturday night June 20 in Senoia, Ga.

This Week's No. 09 Zaxby's Ford: John Wes Townley will pilot chassis No. 025 for the Camping World RV Sales 200 this weekend in Loudon. This is a previous Roush Fenway Racing chassis and was last seen at Phoenix in April.

After 15: After 15 of the scheduled 35 events on the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, Townley has three top-20 and five top-25 finishes. The 19-year-old rookie has an average starting position of 25.0 an average finish of 29.25 and has completed 69.27% of all laps attempted (1666 out of 2405).

Last Time Around-Milwaukee: The 19-year-old Raybestos Rookie contender was the 42nd of 47 cars to take time during Saturday afternoon's time trials at The Milwaukee Mile. His lap of 30.89 seconds was not good enough to lock the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford in the field and Townley was one of four other drivers' that failed to qualify for the NorthernTool.com 250. This was the third race in 2009 that John Wes Townley and RAB Racing missed.

Points Check: John Wes Townley currently sits 31st in the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver point standings. Owner, Jay Robinson dropped one spot to 35th in the 2009 championship owner's standings following the NorthernTool.com 250. The No. 09 entry has 872 points; 337 markers outside the top-30.

Rookie Race: Townley remains 6th in the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings with 76 points.

A Proven Champion: David Green, the 1994 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion has been working with the rookie driver since Dover in May as his driver coach and spotter.

Fun in the Sun: John Wes' favorite summer activity is water skiing and a week-long family vacation to Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas is a summertime tradition for the Townley family. JWT's favorite part of the Bahamas is the water park.

John Wes Townley:

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is considered by most drivers as one of the toughest ovals in motorsports. What are your thoughts on that considering you will be making your debut at the 1.058-mile oval this weekend?

"I've never physically been to Loudon but between my crew chief, Brad Parrott and my new driver coach, David Green I have been told what to expect once I get there. I know it's a flat track that is easy to over drive on entry. It's also a track that can get physical and it's a must to take care of your car, brakes and tires. I know it's not going to be easy for me this weekend, but I am going to be patient, make laps and get experience and hopefully keep the Zaxby's Ford out of trouble and bring home a good finish for the entire RAB Racing team."

-credit: trab

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers David Green , John Wes Townley
Teams Roush Fenway Racing