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Townley ruled out for Michigan race

August 12, 2014, Staff report,

Driver still recovering from wreck at Pocono

Two weeks after a crash during ARCA Series qualifying at Pocono Raceway, John Wes Townley will miss his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Athenian Motorsports announced Tuesday.

The driver is out of the No. 05 Toyota Tundra for Saturday's Career for Veterans 200 (12:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) at Michigan International Speedway, with Travis Kvapil filling the seat.

"It is really hard sitting out and watching someone else drive your truck," Townley said in a team release. "I am hoping to be back behind the wheel of the No. 05 Zaxby's truck Wednesday at Bristol."

Townley was taken to a local hospital following his Aug. 1 wreck after tagging the Turn 2 wall hard. Clint Bowyer filled in the next day at Pocono, driving the truck to a fourth-place finish.

At Michigan, Kvapil has two wins and four top-10s in four series starts.