John Wes Townley was an American professional stock car racing driver know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death.
John Wes Townley Biography
|Name||John Wes Townley|
|Birthdate ( Age)||31 December 1989|
|Place of Birth||Watkinsville, Georgia, United States|
|Profession||American car race driver|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
John Wes Townley was an American professional stock car racing driver. He last competed part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 05 Chevrolet Silverado for Athenian Motorsports, and part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 05 Chevrolet Camaro for Athenian Motorsports.
Townley’s father Tony is a co-founder of the Zaxby’s chain of chicken restaurants.Townley returned to RAB Racing for the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, competing for Rookie of the Year honors.
Early Life and Family
John Wes Townley was Born on December 31, 1989 in Watkinsville, Georgia.He began racing in the Nationwide Series in 2008 when he drove in three races for RAB Racing and had three DNFs.A native of Watkinsville, Georgia, Townley participated in mountain biking and enjoyed playing the piano and guitar.
John Wes Townley Wife
John Wes Townley Married with Laura Bird.Laura Bird Townley is a professional nurse who hails from Florence, South Carolina and is currently based in Athens, Georgia. She came under the spotlight after she began dating the former NASCAR driver.Laura was a student of The King’s Academy and later earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Augusta University. She is now a registered nurse at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
John Wes Townley Net Worth
John Wes Townley was an American professional stock car racing driver has an estimated Net Worth around $3 Million in 2022.
Townley drove in the American Speed Association prior to joining NASCAR. He began racing in the Nationwide Series in 2008 when he drove in three races for RAB Racing and had three DNFs. He also competed in 7 Craftsman Truck Series for Roush Racing with a best finish of 18th at both The Milwaukee Mile and Talladega Superspeedway. He returned to the Nationwide Series with RAB in 2009 and qualified for 26 races. He finished 16 races and finished 23rd in points.
Townley’s driving style proved controversial, resulting in numerous accidents; he received the nickname “John Wrecks Weekly” from fans. Townley joined Richard Childress Racing for 2010, but was released at the sixth race of the year at Phoenix International Raceway. That resulted in his replacement for the race by Clint Bowyer, and for the rest of the year by Bowyer and Morgan Shepherd. He rejoined RAB Racing for a few races later in the 2010 season.
In August, Townley attempted to make his Sprint Cup Series debut at Pocono Raceway, driving for FAS Lane Racing with sponsorship from Zaxby’s. Townley hit the wall on his warm-up lap of practice out of the tunnel turn and was replaced by Jason White. On the same weekend he scored his first career top-10 finish in NASCAR, finishing 8th in the Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono.
In 2015, he won his first career truck race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when Matt Crafton pitted for fuel with 6 laps to go. Townley stayed out on the gamble and won in the process.
During the 2016 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park, Townley was involved in an altercation with Spencer Gallagher, after the two crashed on lap 154.Townley was eventually fined $15,000 and placed on probation until the end of the year. He missed the following race at Kentucky Speedway for concussion treatment and was replaced by Parker Kligerman.
Townley also missed another race when he skipped the Texas Motor Speedway truck race to treat an injured left ankle, with Cody Coughlin taking over the No. 05 for the event. In January 2017, it was announced Townley was retiring from motorsports and Athenian Motorsports would subsequently be shutting down operations.