Veteran crew chief Mike Ford named to run NNS team effort for John Wes Townley

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Veteran NASCAR crew chief Mike Ford has joined Athenian Motorsports, the Nationwide Series team announced Wednesday.

With more than 20 years of NASCAR racing under his belt, Ford will become the new crew chief for the No. 25 Zaxby’s NNS Toyota Camry of driver John Wes Townley.

Ford’s long career includes working with a number of NASCAR notables including Hall of Famers Dale Jarrett and Bill Elliott, former team owner Robert Yates, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose.

Ford had spent the last two years as Director of Competition for BK Racing’s Sprint Cup operation prior to moving to his new team and role.

Ford assumes his new position in time for this weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway.

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