Cameron Hayley – 2016 Chicago Preview

hayley-ridetv-lat-levitt-tms_0116-01546Team Information:
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
Manufacturer: Toyota
Engine: Triad Racing Technologies
2016 Driver Points: 10th
2016 Owner Points: 11th

Sounding Off – Cameron Hayley:

What makes the mile-and-a-half Chicago track so unique?

“Chicago is unique because it has that curve down the back straightaway, and the surface is wearing out. It’s getting rougher and rougher. There is a pretty nasty bump in the center of Turns 3 and 4, and we struggled with last year. Overall, I was really comfortable with the race track last year. We ran pretty decent, but all I can remember from Chicago is fuel mileage. We definitely didn’t nail our fuel mileage, ended up running out of gas at the end of the race, and finished 16th. Hopefully, the caution clock will help with that this year.”

News & Notes:

  • Chassis Chatter…The No. 13 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 62 for Friday night’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. This chassis is brand new for 2016, and will make its debut on Friday night in the “Windy City.”
  • Intermediate Track Facts: In 15 career starts on an Intermediate-style track (1.5-miles), Hayley has two top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
  • Chicago Rewind – 2015… Hayley started from the seventh position, had an Average Running Position of 10.7, but finished 16th due to a fuel gamble late in the 150-lap event.
  • Chase Status – One to Go… With only one race remaining until the cut-off for the inaugural NCWTS Chase, Hayley, who is 10th in points, will have to earn his career-first win at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night. Fortunately for Hayley, four different NCWTS drivers have claimed their career-first wins in 2016.
  • Rearview Mirror – Canada… Making his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Hayley started seventh, ran as high as fourth, and finished ninth.
  • Let’s RIDE… RIDE TV, a 24-hour, high-definition, television network, dedicated to providing quality entertainment to equestrian and agriculture enthusiasts, will make their fourth of 11 starts onboard the No. 13 Toyota Tundra this weekend at Chicago.

Hayley’s Chicago NCWTS Stats:

  • One start: 2015
  • Started: 7th
  • Finished: 16th
  • Laps Completed: 146 of 150 (97.3%)
  • Average Running Position: 8.793

Hayley’s 2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • Starts: 15
  • Top-5 Finishes: 4
  • Top-10 Finishes: 8
  • Best Start: 2nd (Iowa Speedway)
  • Best Finish: 2nd (Atlanta & Pocono)
  • Lap Completed 2215 of 2242 (98.8%)
  • Laps Led: 21
  • Average Start: 9.9
  • Average Finish: 12.5

Hayley’s Career NCWTS stats:

  • Starts: 41 since 2014
  • First full-time season: 2015
  • Top-5 Finishes: 8
  • Top-10 Finishes: 23
  • Laps Completed: 5936
  • Laps Led: 99
  • Start: 8.8
  • Finish: 11.4
  • Best start: 2nd, Loudon (2014), Martinsville (Oct., 2015), and Iowa (2016)
  • Best finish: 2nd, Atlanta Motor Speedway & Pocono International Raceway (2016)

Hayley’s 2015 NCWTS Stats:

  • Finished sixth in the driver point standings
  • Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender
  • Top-5 Finishes: 4
  • Top-10 Finishes: 13
  • 78 laps led
  • Best start: 2nd (Martinsville, October)
  • Best finish: 3rd (Martinsville, October)

Race Information:
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 8:30pm ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio & SiriusXM Channel 90
Track: 1.5-mile Tri-Oval
Distance: 150 laps/225 miles

 

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