Three Races to See if Changes at Kyle Busch Motorsports will Improve Results

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 17: Todd Gilliland, the driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Toyota, gets into his truck during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Despite winning five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races in five starts for the owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports, other teams in the KBM stable have underperformed this season, leaving the team owner looking for solutions. The first step to help improve results took place on Wednesday when the team announced crew chief changes at Texas, Iowa, and Gateway for the No. 4 team of Todd Gilliland.

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John Wes Townley Scores First Truck Series Victory In Las Vegas

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John Wes Townley collected his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night, saving just enough fuel during his last run to win the Rhino Linings 350.

Townley, who qualified his No. 05 Chevrolet second, battled among the top-five for much of the race taking the lead from two-time series champion Matt Crafton with five laps to go when Crafton had to pit road for a splash of fuel.

Townley’s victory came in the Georgia veteran’s 89th career start. He scored a previous-best finish of third at Texas Motor Speedway in June. His best performance at Las Vegas had been a seventh place.

Both Townley and crew chief Michael Shelton credited the team’s spotter, Terry Cook, for coaching Townley through the deciding laps. Continue reading