NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Wes Townley will not compete in tomorrow’s Pocono Mountains 150 after crashing in ARCA qualifying earlier today at Pocono Raceway.
Townley was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation after his incident in Turn 2, but was later released. However, his official Twitter account confirmed that he would be held out of competition for the next week:
A NASCAR.com report says that Townley will be evaluated by a neurologist this week in hopes that he’ll be cleared to race in next weekend’s ARCA event at Berlin Raceway and the Truck Series’ next event in two weeks’ time at Michigan International Speedway.
Prior to running in ARCA qualifying, Townley had posted the seventh-fastest lap in today’s first Camping World Truck Series practice session.
Because of his crash, Townley’s No. 05 Athenian Motorsports team did not take part in the second Truck practice and NASCAR.com adds that they haven’t decided if they’ll field a truck for tomorrow’s race.
Through 10 races this season, Townley is 10th in Camping World Truck Series points with two Top-5 and three Top-10 finishes.
It’s known as “Carburetor Day” – or in its simplest term, just “Carb Day.”
But the final day of on-track action Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is so much more.
Especially on NBCSN, which will have wall-to-wall live coverage starting Friday morning.
Here’s how Friday’s schedule breaks down:
- 11 a.m. ET: Carb Day kicks off with the final practice for Sunday’s Indy 500. The session will last one hour in length.
- 12 p.m. ET: We’re going racing! Strap in for coverage of the Indy Lights’ Freedom 100 on the famous Brickyard.
- 1:30 p.m. ET: We’ll have coverage of the annual IndyCar Pit Stop Challenge. Which teams have the best – and most importantly, fastest and accurate – pit crews? Team Penske has won 10 of the last 12, including the last two years edging out Schmidt Peterson Motorsports each time. Who can potentially beat them this year?
- 3:30 p.m. ET: We’ll have our annual Motorsports Special. Among segments included will be:
1) 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi will discuss how it used to upset him when people suggested he “backed into” his big win and how he didn’t really feel vindicated until he qualified on the front row for last year’s race.
2) Defending 500 winner Takuma Sato, the first Japanese driver to ever win at Indianapolis, discusses the impact of his big win personally and professionally, particularly back in his native land.
3) An essay by Robin Miller on Stefan Wilson giving up his ride last year to allow Fernando Alonso to race for Andretti Autosport.
Check your local listings for replay times.