John Wes Townley hit the wall at the exit of Turn 2 during his warmup lap on Friday at Pocono Raceway, and he was replaced as driver of FAS Lane Racing's No. 32 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car before he even turned an official lap.
Camping World Truck Series driver Jason White will replace Townley, who was planning to make his Cup debut in Sunday's Pennsylvania 400 with sponsorship from the Zaxby's fast-food chicken restaurant chain.
Townley, whose father co-founded Zaxby's, was locked into the field thanks to the No. 32 team's owner points but was making his debut despite a disappointing NASCAR record.
In 41 career Nationwide Series races, Townley had more DNFs (14) than lead-lap finishes (eight) and had a top NASCAR result of 14th in the Truck Series.
This will be White's second career Sprint Cup Series start. He finished 33rd in last year's August Pocono race while driving the same No. 32 for FAS Lane Racing.
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