John Wes Townley cleared to race after missing two races because of concussion-like symptoms

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John Wes Townley, who had missed the last two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races while being treated for “mild concussion-like symptoms,” has been cleared to resume racing, his team confirmed Tuesday.

Townley will race this weekend in the Truck and ARCA races at Pocono Raceway.

The team confirmed Wednesday that Townley will be eligible for the Chase despite missing the last two races. He’ll received a waiver from NASCAR.

Townley last drove in the June 25 Truck race at Gateway Motorsports Park. He was involved in two incidents with Spencer Gallagher and fought with Gallagher on the track after the second encounter.

Athenian Motorsports announced July 6 that Townley would not race at Kentucky because of a “possible concussion” but did not state how he suffered it. Townley was evaluated and released from the infield care center at Gateway after the second incident. He did not report there after his first contact with the wall because he continued in the race.

Parker Kligerman drove for Townley at Kentucky, finishing 19th. Townley also missed last weekend’s Truck race at Eldora Speedway. Brady Boswell drove for Townley and finished 21st.

“I’d like to thank Parker Kligerman, Cole Custer and Brady Boswell for filling in for me,” Townley said in a statement. “I feel great and I’m looking forward to racing at Pocono this week.”

Townley is 21st in the points, losing three spots while out the past two races.