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Townley to miss Truck race after Pocono crash

August 01, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Townley to miss Truck race after Pocono crash
Truck Series driver smacks Turn 2 wall during ARCA qualifying

LONG POND, Pa. -- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Wes Townley crashed Friday during qualifying for the ARCA Racing Series at Pocono Raceway and will miss Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150 (1 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).

His Twitter account sent out this message on Friday evening.

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After tagging the Turn 2 wall hard with the right side of his car, Townley was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and released on Saturday afternoon.

Townley is in good health but will sit out of competition for seven days as a precautionary measure. The Watkinsville, Georgia driver will be medically reevaluated in Charlotte early next week and hopes to compete at Berlin Speedway in the ARCA Series next Saturday and in the Careers for Veterans 200 in two weeks at Michigan.

In Friday's first Truck practice, Townley turned the seventh-fastest lap at 165.025 mph in the No. 05 Zaxby's Toyota for Athenian Motorsports.

The No. 05 did not take the track in final practice, and the team has made no decision on whether it will field a truck in Saturday's 11th of 22 races this season for the truck series.

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