Townley’s RCR future to be decided Tuesday

Despite reports that John Wes Townley was removed from the seat of

the No. 21 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series, Richard Childress

Racing Vice President of Competition Mike Dillon confirmed on

Saturday that the driver is still under the company’s employ.

Team officials are scheduled to meet with Townley on Tuesday

to discuss his schedule going forward according to Dillon.

On Friday, Richard Childress parked Townley after the

20-year-old driver wrecked during practice and placed Clint Bowyer

in as a substitute. But damaging equipment has been a reoccurring

theme for Townley, who in five starts has only completed one full

race – Las Vegas, where he finished 15th.

In his last Nationwide Series race at Nashville, Townley

lasted just three laps before bringing out the first caution of the


Townley was 17th in points entering this weekend.