Nationwide Daytona Race: Townley In, Kvapil Out

David PhillipsAnalyst IFebruary 10, 2009

As first reported by yours truly right here on B/R, John Wes Townley had not been approved to run on tracks longer than two miles in length. The ruling would have required him to sit out of the kick-off event for the Nationwide Series at Daytona this weekend.

It was reported that Cup regular Travis Kvapil would stand in for Townley in the No. 09 Zaxbys Ford fielded by RAB Racing.

On Monday, NASCAR approved Townley to compete at Daytona after his fourth-place showing in Saturday night's ARCA Re/Max Slick Mist 200.

Townley will be challenging for Raybestos Rookie of the Year in the Nationwide Series, and if he had been forced to sit out of Daytona, it certainly would have put a wrench in attempting to win the honor.

Townley will now run the full season with RAB Racing in the Nationwide Series, as well as competing full-time in the ARCA Re/Max Series.

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