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Bowyer to run Pocono Truck race for Townley

August 02, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Bowyer to run Pocono Truck race for Townley
Michael Waltrip Racing driver to run No. 05 Athenian Motorsports Tundra

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer will fill in for John Wes Townley in the No. 05 Zaxby's Athenian Motorsports Toyota Tundra in Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150 Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway (1 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).

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It will be Bowyer's first Truck start since finishing second at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2011. In 12 career Truck starts, Bowyer has three wins, seven top-five finishes and eight top-10s. He's never run a truck at Pocono.

Townley crashed in Turn 2 during ARCA qualifying on Friday and was treated and released from a Pennsylvania hospital. In good health, the Watkinsville, Georgia, native will sit out of competition for seven days as a precautionary measure.

He will be medically re-evaluated in Charlotte early next week and hopes to compete at Berlin (Michigan) Speedway in the ARCA Series next Saturday and in the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway in two weeks.

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