Coughlin to Sub for Townley in Texas

John Wes Townley suffered a non-racing-related injury to his left ankle and will sit out Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. As a result, Cody Coughlin will drive the No. 05 Zaxby’s Chevrolet Silverado.

“I want to wish John Wes a speedy recovery and hope he’s back at the track soon,” Coughlin said. “I’m honored that Athenian Motorsports thought of me to drive their truck this weekend.”

Coughlin has made nine starts this season in the Camping World Truck Series, with his best finish coming at Texas Motor Speedway in the June race, where he finished 12th for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

The Ohio native is looking to make the most of his opportunity this weekend.

“I like Texas a lot. I had a lot of speed when I ran the truck there this summer,” he said. “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.”

John Wes Townley missed two races earlier this season with concussion-like symptoms at Kentucky Speedway and Eldora Speedway in July.

The Striping Technology 350 from Texas Motor Speedway is slated to go green at 8:49 p.m. ET and can be seen on Fox Sports 1 and MRN Radio.

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By Shane Carlson

Shane Carlson is a graduate of Winona State University in southeastern Minnesota, where he earned a degree in Mass Communications-Journalism. He joins POPULAR SPEED looking to gain experience in the world of NASCAR, where he hopes to work one day. He is also a monthly contributor to The Midwest Racing Connection. Carlson was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he still resides.