Roush Fenway announces truck entry lineup

Roush Fenway Racing officials have announced their driver lineup for the No. 09 Craftsman Truck Series entry, with Travis Kvapil scheduled to pilot the truck for 10 more races, including this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Bobby East will drive in seven races, his first coming at Kansas Speedway on April 26, and John Wes Townley will compete in six races. His truck series debut will be at Mansfield Motorsports Park on May 24.

“I am pleased with the group of drivers we have scheduled to compete in the Zaxby’s Ford F-150," team owner Jack Roush said. “Travis has had so much success in the truck series over the years, and he will be a great asset in helping our two younger drivers learn the program. Bobby and John Wes both have a tremendous amount of potential, and I look for them to run well in their respective events."

Kvapil finished seventh in his first race with the team at Auto Club Speedway two weeks ago. In 122 starts, he has accumulated nine wins, 48 top-five and 77 top-10 finishes. He won the series championship in 2003. His 11-race truck schedule is in addition to his full-time Sprint Cup schedule with Yates Racing.

East has made 24 truck starts and 11 in what is now the Nationwide Series over the past three seasons. His best finish to date in the truck series is an 11th-place in 2006. His best finish in what used to be the Busch Series was a 12th at Homestead last year.

In addition to his six truck races this season, the 18-year-old Townley will run the full schedule in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for RAB Racing.

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