Athenian Motorsports, LLC Set to Run Chevrolet Camaros Full-Time in NASCAR Xfinity Series & Silverados in Entire Camping World Truck Series Season in 2015
Mooresville, NC (November 21, 2014)– Athenian Motorsports, LLC is proud to announce it will field a Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and a Chevrolet Silverado in all 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015 with engines provided by Hendrick Motorsports.
Georgia native John Wes Townley will compete full-time for AMS in the Truck Series and run a partial schedule on thecircuit previously known as the Nationwide Series.
A search is underway to find a driver with sponsorship whowill pilot the No. 25 Camaro in the remaining Xfinity Series events.
“I can’t wait to get to Daytona in February,” said Townley who is expected to run 18 to 21 races in 2015 for AMS in NASCAR’s junior circuit. “I had a chance at the end of the 2014 season to work with my new crew chiefs. I think that time together is going to pay off big-time for us at the beginning of the new season.”
Veteran crew chiefs Mike Ford and Michael Shelton will continue to call the shots for AMS. Ford, a multiple-race winner in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, will return to lead the Xfinity team. Michael Shelton, who guided James Buescher to a NASCAR Truck Series title, will direct Townley’s 2015 effort in the Truck Series.
Athenian Motorsports will call Concord, N.C. home, beginning in January. That’s when the second-year organization will take possession of the 43,000 square foot facility adjacent to the Concord Regional Airport that currently houses Richard Petty Motorsports.
“Between the all-star lineup of talent we have put together, the new facility we’ll be working out next year and the fact that we will have access to the horsepower from the same company that produced the engines for this year’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series champions, I’m confident the pieces are in place for John Wes to have a breakthrough season in 2015,” said Athenian Motorsports vice president of operations Mike Hamlin.
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