Athens, Georgia – John Wes Townley, former NASCAR driver and the son of Zaxby’s cofounder, Tony Townley, was shot to death Saturday.
Townley and a woman were both rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead; the woman remains in serious condition.
Athens-Clarke police believe that the shooting was a domestic matter being that Townley knew his shooter. The shooter, a Dunwoody, Georgia, man has been communicating with Athens-Clarke police.
Being that Tony Townley was Townley’s father, the Zaxby’s was a regular sponsor of Townley’s NASCAR vehicles.