Athenian Motorsports No. 25 Zaxby’s Toyota Camry will carry ‘The Identical’ movie (www.TheIdenticalMovie.com) on the hood of the NASCAR Nationwide Series car in Chicagoland Saturday, July 19, 2014.
The Identical, a City of Peace film will open in theaters Nationwide on September 5, 2014 and is a drama set against the backdrop of three decades of rock ‘n’ roll from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. The film stars Blake Rayne, Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta.
“I’m excited to have the movie The Identical on the NNS and the ARCA car in Chicagoland,” John Wes Townley said. “I’m looking forward to working with Blake Rayne, who is the lead actor and the production company to help promote this film. It is a great opportunity to build a partnership with Zaxby’s and the film The Identical.”
Townley has one prior NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Chicagoland Speedway with a best finish of 21st in 2009, one ARCA Racing Series start and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start posting a best finish of sixth in 2013 on the 1.5-mile Joliet, Illinois track.
The Wakinsville, GA driver will also compete in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards just prior to the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event.
”Chicagoland is a racy intermediate track where you have to be a little conservative,” Townley continued. “If you have a good car you can race anywhere on the track but you really need to be careful not to burn your stuff up too quickly. Despite the two cars being totally different, I feel it will help having the ARCA Series there as well. It really gives me an opportunity to get seat time and hopefully give me an advantage in the Nationwide Series race Saturday night.”
Blake Rayne, the movie’s lead actor, will be performing the National Anthem prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series race and a pre-race concert at Chicagoland on the main stage located in Champions Park. He’ll be performing with two of the bands (Darcey and Mo and The Morph Kings) who contributed to the movie soundtrack.
The Identical Movie will also be featured on Townley’s car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26th and at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2014.
Townley will appear in the movie’s music video for “BEE BOPPIN BABY” that will coincide with the movie release in September.