Townley's Career-Best Finish Overshadowed By Alcohol Citation

John Wes Townley finished a career-high 15th at the Las Vegas Nationwide race, taking a 3-0 lead over Danica Patrick in "The Bet."

But Townley's run was lost in the news that he had been cited for underage possession of alcohol in Las Vegas on Thursday night.

"We're real sorry," he said after the race, walking quickly toward his hauler. "It was a bad mistake. I certainly respect RCR and Zaxby's. Tonight, it was just a good run and ended up 15th and I'm really looking forward to Bristol."

Townley said NASCAR tested him during the race weekend, but he was allowed to race.

"There were some things that had to be done, but nothing out of the ordinary," he said.

Asked if he thought his future at RCR was unaffected and if would still be on track in the No. 21 car, Townley replied, "Yes, I'm 100 percent confident that it is. Excited for the next race."

Earlier, team owner Richard Childress and NASCAR released statements on the matter. Click here for more.

For a recap of Danica Patrick's 36th-place finish and wreck, click here.

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