Home will have a special meaning this weekend for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Wes Townley when he drives through the tunnel at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The 26-year-old Townley will return to his home track in Hampton, Ga., the facility where he cut his racing teeth in Legends and Bandolero cars on AMS’ frontstretch quarter-mile oval.
Fast forward more than a decade and the winner of this month’s ARCA race in Daytona is confident he will be a contender to win Saturday’s Great Clips 200 at the 1.54-mile oval located 25 miles south of Atlanta.
His No. 05 Chevrolet Silverado will be carrying the colors of a very special organization based in Townley’s hometown, Watkinsville, Ga.
“We’ll be running the ESPFANCLUB.ORG Chevrolet this weekend in Atlanta,” said Townley, who scored his first Truck Series win last fall at one of Atlanta’s sister tracks, Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“Extra Special People (ESP) is a fantastic organization that does a lot throughout northeast Georgia to work with children. I’ve got some friends who have kids in the program and I know some of the folks that work with the kids. Overall, it’s a fantastic organization and I’m thrilled to have them onboard our Chevrolet this weekend.”
Fans are encourage to visit www.espfanclub.org to find out how they can support ESP.
ESP empowers children with developmental disabilities to cultivate skills, self-confidence, and relationships through recreational therapy, community involvement, and the arts. With the support of volunteers and donors, the ESP team gives participants and their families acceptance, hope, and the opportunity to not just survive, but to thrive.
Saturday’s Great Clips 200 is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. eastern and will air live on Fox Sports 1 and MRN Radio.
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