John Wes Townley wins first Truck series race in fuel gamble at Las Vegas

5John Wes Townley captured his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory Saturday night, as Townley finished 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win the Rhino Linings 350(k) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).

Townley’s victory came in his 87th NCWTS race and in his fourth series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; as well as, he received his seventh top-10 finish of the 2015 season.

Following Townley and Peters to the drop of the checkered flag were Ben Kennedy finishing third, and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidates, John H. Nemechek and Brandon Jones claiming fourth and fifth-place respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were ROTY candidate, Daniel Hemric taking sixth-place, Tyler Reddick seventh, pole-sitter Matt Crafton (led the most laps – 69 out of 146) eighth, ROTY candidate Erik Jones ninth and ROTY candidate Cameron Hayley brought home 10th.

With his ninth-place finish, Erik Jones leaves LVMS with a 4-point lead over Matt Crafton.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 132.772 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 38 Mins, 58 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 3.827 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 19 laps

Up Next: The series returns to action in three-weeks on Saturday, Oct. 24th, for the fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and FOX (not FS1 or FS2) will provide television coverage.

Rhino Lining 350 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 05 John Wes Townley 146 Running 23 47 4
2 17 Timothy Peters 146 Running 13 43 1
3 11 Ben Kennedy 146 Running 0 41 0
4 8 John Hunter Nemechek # 146 Running 0 40 0
5 33 Brandon Jones # 146 Running 0 39 0
6 14 Daniel Hemric # 146 Running 0 38 0
7 19 Tyler Reddick 146 Running 2 38 1
8 88 Matt Crafton 146 Running 69 38 2
9 4 Erik Jones # 146 Running 0 35 0
10 13 Cameron Hayley # 145 Running 23 35 1
11 21 Brennan Poole (i) 145 Running 13 0 1
12 98 Johnny Sauter 145 Running 1 33 1
13 07 Ray Black Jr. # 145 Running 0 32 0
14 54 Christopher Bell 145 Running 0 30 0
15 23 Spencer Gallagher # 144 Running 0 29 0
16 31 Travis Pastrana 144 Running 0 28 0
17 02 Tyler Young 144 Running 0 27 0
18 1 Travis Kvapil 144 Running 1 27 1
19 51 Matt Tifft 143 Running 0 25 0
20 15 Mason Mingus 142 Running 0 24 0
21 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 140 Running 0 23 0
22 74 Jordan Anderson 138 Running 0 22 0
23 63 Akinori Ogata 135 Running 0 21 0
24 94 Wayne Edwards 135 Running 0 20 0
25 16 Chad Boat 114 Handling 0 19 0
26 6 Norm Benning 49 Suspension 0 18 0
27 08 Korbin Forrester # 34 Oil Leak 0 17 0
28 45 BJ McLeod 33 Overheating 0 16 0
29 36 Justin Jennings 29 Electrical 1 16 1
30 0 Caleb Roark 16 Electrical 0 14 0
31 29 Austin Theriault # 14 Accident 0 13 0
32 50 Tyler Tanner 5 Ignition 0 12 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing
After Race 18 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Erik Jones # 701 Leader 18 2 9 15 1
2 88 Matt Crafton 697 -4 18 4 10 15 2
3 19 Tyler Reddick 685 -16 18 2 9 14 0
4 98 Johnny Sauter 650 -51 18 0 7 13 0
5 14 Daniel Hemric # 596 -105 18 0 4 12 1
6 17 Timothy Peters 595 -106 18 0 5 11 3
7 13 Cameron Hayley # 584 -117 18 0 3 9 1
8 05 John Wes Townley 565 -136 18 1 2 7 2
9 11 Ben Kennedy 545 -156 18 0 3 6 4
10 23 Spencer Gallagher # 533 -168 18 0 1 5 2
11 07 Ray Black Jr. # 505 -196 18 0 1 1 2
12 02 Tyler Young 487 -214 18 0 0 1 1
13 8 John H. Nemechek # 435 -266 13 1 5 7 2
14 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 388 -313 18 0 0 0 1
15 08 Korbin Forrester # 381 -320 18 0 0 0 7
16 15 Mason Mingus 376 -325 16 0 0 1 7
17 33 Brandon Jones # 365 -336 12 0 33 5 2
18 94 Travis Kvapil 361 -340 16 0 0 0 6
19 6 Norm Benning 325 -376 17 0 0 0 11
20 74 Jordan Anderson 301 -400 13 0 0 0 2
21 25 Matt Tifft 270 -431 10 0 0 4 3
22 54 Justin Boston # 255 -446 9 0 0 4 3
23 29 Austin Theriault # 247 -454 8 0 2 4 1
24 00 Cole Custer 245 -456 8 1 1 3 1
25 36 Justin Jennings 218 -483 14 0 0 0 11
26 1 Ryan Ellis 192 -509 11 0 0 0 6
27 63 Tyler Tanner 186 -515 10 0 0 0 6
28 94 Timmy Hill 181 -520 7 0 0 0 1
29 54 Christopher Bell 144 -557 4 1 2 2 0
30 94 Wendell Chavous 143 -558 7 0 0 0 2
31 75 Caleb Holman 138 -563 10 0 0 0 10
31 45 BJ McLeod 130 -571 6 0 0 0 2
33 8 Joe Nemechek 129 -572 4 0 0 2 0
34 31 James Buescher 100 -601 3 0 0 2 0
35 7 Gray Gaulding 94 -607 3 0 0 1 0
36 63 Garrett Smithley 84 -617 3 0 0 0 0
37 86 Brandon Brown 81 -620 4 0 0 0 1
38 0 Caleb Roark 80 -621 7 0 0 0 7
39 99 Bryan Silas 73 -628 3 0 0 1 1
40 Dalton Sargeant 69 -632 2 0 0 2 0
41 35 Tommy Regan 55 -646 3 0 0 0 2
42 40 Todd Peck 53 -648 3 0 0 0 2
43 Cody Coughlin 48 -653 2 0 0 0 0
44 63 Akinori Ogata 47 -654 2 0 0 0 0
45 Chad Finley 46 -655 2 0 0 0 0
46 Bobby Pierce 43 -658 1 0 1 1 0
47 63 Jake Griffin 35 -666 2 0 0 0 2
48 Ken Schrader 33 -668 1 0 0 0 0
49 Brian Wong 32 -669 1 0 0 0 0
50 Chad Boat 32 -669 2 0 0 0 2
51 50 Cody Ware # 31 -670 2 0 0 0 2
52 JJ Haley 30 -671 1 0 0 0 0
53 1 Donnie Neuenberger 29 -672 2 0 0 0 2
54 Chris Fontaine 28 -673 2 0 0 0 1
55 82 Austin Hill 28 -673 2 0 0 0 1
56 31 Travis Pastrana 28 -673 1 0 0 0 0
57 97 Jeese Little 28 -673 2 0 0 0 2
58 Jody Knowles 26 -675 1 0 0 0 0
59 Kyle Martel 25 -676 1 0 0 0 0
60 68 Clay Greenfield 25 -676 1 0 0 0 0
61 Sean Corr 24 -677 1 0 0 0 0
62 45 Ruben Pardo 23 -678 1 0 0 0 0
63 74 Timothy Viens 21 -680 1 0 0 0 1
64 94 Wayne Edwards 20 -681 1 0 0 0 0
65 Cody Erickson 19 -682 1 0 0 0 0
66 Daniel Brown 17 -684 0 0 0 0 0
67 0 Adam Edwards 14 -687 2 0 0 0 2
68 Stewart Hayward 12 -689 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standing
After Race 18 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Kyle Busch 4 2 701 Leader 18
2 Rhonda Thorson 88 4 697 -4 18
3 Brad Keselowski 19 2 685 -16 18
4 Mike Curb 98 0 650 -51 18
5 Kyle Busch 51 2 628 -73 18
6 Sidney Mauldin 8 1 607 -94 18
7 Brad Keselowski 29 2 605 -96 18
8 Maurice Gallagher 33 1 602 -99 18
9 Bob Newberry 14 0 596 -105 18
10 Tom Deloach 17 0 595 -106 18
11 Duke Thorson 13 0 584 -117 18
12 Kyle Busch 54 1 565 -136 18
13 Tony Townley 05 1 565 -136 18
14 Tom Deloach 11 0 545 -156 18
15 Maurice Gallagher 23 0 533 -168 18
16 Bobby Dotter 07 0 505 -196 18
17 Randy Young 02 0 487 -214 18
18 Michael Mittler 63 0 421 -280 18
19 Jay Robinson 94 0 405 -296 18
20 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 00 2 395 -306 12
21 Billy Boat 115 0 389 -312 18
22 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10 0 388 -313 18
23 Ken Smith 08 0 381 -320 18
24 Tracy Lowe 1 0 377 -324 18
25 Mike Harmon 74 0 334 -367 18
26 Norm Benning 6 0 325 -376 18
27 Mark Beaver 50 0 316 -385 18
28 Bob Newberry 31 0 256 -445 8
29 BJ McLeod 245 0 225 -476 15
30 Beverly Mittler 136 0 168 -533 13
31 Ricky Benton 92 0 138 -563 5
32 William Venturini 125 0 131 -570 5
33 Charles Henderson 175 0 130 -571 6
34 Kenneth Grimes 0 0 94 -607 10
35 Jerry Brown 186 0 81 -620 6
36 Chris Baluch 99 0 73 -628 3
37 Richard Waulters 5 0 69 -632 2
38 Michael Peck 40 0 53 -648 4
39 John Corr 182 0 52 -649 3
40 Jim Rosenblum 28 0 52 -649 3
41 Kevin Cywinski 35 0 50 -651 3
42 Mark Rette 130 0 46 -655 2
43 Ken Schrader 152 0 33 -668 1
44 Susan Bates 39 0 33 -668 1
45 Maurice Gallagher 21 0 33 -668 1
46 Bob Newberry 20 0 31 -670 1
47 Todd Braun 132 0 30 -671 1
48 Jason Little 297 0 28 -673 2
49 Tom Deloach 7 0 27 -674 1
50 Clay Greenfield 68 0 25 -676 2
51 Billy Boat 16 0 19 -682 2
52 Michael Affarano 03 0 14 -687 7
53 Margaret Lind 144 0 14 -687 2
54 Chris Fontaine 184 0 0 -701 1
55 Robert Torriere 153 0 0 -701 1
56 Wallace Patterson 157 0 0 -701 1
57 William Martel 159 0 0 -701 1
58 Shigeaki Hattori 118 0 0 -701 1
59 Tracy Wallace 180 0 0 -701 1
60 Charles Buchanan 187 0 0 -701 1
61 Susan Delosh 227 0 0 -701 1

 

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 18 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 9 812 Leader
2 Chevrolet 5 765 -47
3 Ford 4 744 -68
4 Ram 0 26 -786

 

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