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Alex Bowman to Relieve John Wes Townley in Xfinity Series Race at Indianapolis

After filling in earlier in the season for the team, Alex Bowman will return to Athenian Motorsports this weekend.

Today (July 23), the Xfinity and Truck series team announced that Bowman will drive the organization’s No. 25 Xfinity Series Chevrolet for this weekend’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Bowman will replace regular driver John Wes Townley, originally scheduled to run the race. Townley ran in Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway, finishing 14th. However, he reaggravated a previous injury during Wednesday night’s race and elected to allow Bowman to drive the No. 25 while he heals.

Bowman drove for the team at Michigan in June and finished 14th. The team currently sits 21st in the Xfinity Series owner points standings, with Townley, Dylan Lupton and Bowman sharing the ride this season.

Bowman will also drive in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He is competing full-time for Tommy Baldwin Racing this season in the No. 7.

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Clayton has been writing NASCAR for the last seven years and has followed the sport for as long as he can remember. He's a Jersey boy with dreams of hoping one day to take his style south and adding a different kind of perspective to auto racing.

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