Cody Coughlin will replace John Wes Townley behind the wheel of the No. 05 Zaxby’s Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway this Friday night.
Townley has been sidelined with a non-racing related injury to his left ankle. It's not the first time Townley has been forced out of the truck this year, having missed two races already due to concussion-like symptoms.
This will mark Coughlin's tenth CWTS appearance this season. He drove for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the previous nine, scoring his career-best result in the spring Texas race (12th).
“I want to wish John Wes a speedy recovery and hope he’s back at the track soon,” said Coughlin in a release. “I’m honored that Athenian Motorsports thought of me to drive their truck this weekend.
“I like Texas a lot. I had a lot of speed when I ran the truck race there this summer. I feel like I can really get around that place and Athenian’s trucks are fast. I think that’s going to make for a good weekend for us.”