Wauters Motorsports

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Wauters Motorsports
Owner(s) Richie Wauters
Base Mooresville, North Carolina
Series Camping World Truck Series
Race drivers 5. John Wes Townley
Sponsors 5. Applebee's
Manufacturer Toyota
Career
Debut 2012 NextEra Energy Resources 250
Latest race 2014 American Ethanol 200 (Iowa)
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0

Wauters Motorsports is a team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team currently fields the No. 5 Toyota Tundra for John Wes Townley. In January 2012 veteran NASCAR crew chief Richie Wauters formed the team after buying the remnants of the Randy Moss Motorsports team and its owner points.

Truck #5 history[edit]

Team's 2013 truck at Rockingham

The #5 truck began racing in 2012 with former Drive for Diversity member Paulie Harraka, who intended to contend for Rookie of the Year in the #5 Ford. Midway through the season the team chose to skip races at Michigan International Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway to regroup;[1] but before the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Harraka was released from his ride with Wauters Motorsports.[2] Harraka, has an average finish of 23.8 in 11 races, and his best result was 17th in Dover and Kentucky. After the split with Harraka, Aric Almirola drove truck at Atlanta, Talladega and Texas II, John King at Kentucky II and Phoenix, Josh Richards at Martinsville II, and Ryan Reed at Las Vegas. Only, Almirola would earn an 1 top-5 and 2 top 10 finishes in the year, the best results for the team of the year.

In 2013, Tim George, Jr. announced his addition to the team for the season and brings with him sponsorship from Applebees. In May, Wauters Motorsports announced that the team has made a change of manufacturers from Ford to Chevrolet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vorse, Sandra (August 16, 2012). "Harraka – Wauters Motorsports MIS Bristol Release". Wauters Motorsports. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Paulie Harraka and Wauters Motorsports Part Ways Effective Immediately". YardBarker. Fox Sports. August 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-31.