Cameron Hayley – 2016 Bristol Recap

2016-Cameraon-Hayley-smTeam Information:
Started: 3rd
Finished: 24th
Laps: 197/200
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
2016 Driver Points: 11th
2016 Owner Points: 12th

Cameron Hayley Race Recap:

Cameron Hayley, driver of the No. 13 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra, made his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) in Wednesday night’s rain delayed UNOH 200. Carrying the new colors of RIDE TV, a 24-hour equestrian network, the ThorSport Racing driver started a track-best third, ran consistently inside the top-five, running as high as second, and finished 24th.

Showing speed in both practice sessions on Wednesday morning, Hayley followed up his strong showing with a third-place starting position for the 19th annual UNOH 200. Although the race was delayed for rain, “green” track conditions didn’t slow the Calgary, Alberta, Canada native down. Running as high as second, complaining only of a Toyota Tundra that was, “a little tight,” Hayley maintained a position inside the top-five until shortly before lap 135 when he radioed-in to his crew that, “something broke.” A flat left front tire was the result. Crew chief Eddie Troconis brought the No. 13 machine down pit road several times in the final 65 laps to repair the damage, but ultimately Hayley would cross the stripe in the 24th position, three laps down to race winner, Ben Kennedy.

News & Notes:

  • The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had two practice sessions on Wednesday in preparation for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). Cameron Hayley was 10th, and 5th, respectively, in both sessions.
  • Making his second career NCWTS start at BMS, Hayley started third, a track-best, and finished 24th.
  • In 13 starts in 2016, Hayley has led 21 laps en route to three top-five, and six top-10 finishes.
  • In 39 career NCWTS starts, Hayley has led 99 laps en route to seven top-five and 21 top-10 finishes.
  • Hayley’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished 26th (Abreu), 30th (Rhodes), and 32nd (Crafton).
  • Up Next: The Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 27.
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