Cameron Hayley – 2016 Kansas Speedway Recap

2016-Cameraon-Hayley-smTeam Information:
Started: 15th
Finished: 19th
Laps: 169/170
Status: Running
2016 Driver Points: 11th
2016 Owner Points: 11th

Cameron Hayley Race Recap:

Cameron Hayley, driver of the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra, made his second start at Kansas Speedway in Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250. Starting 15th, Hayley reported that his Tundra was tight early in the run, and swung to the loose side late in a run. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada native was scored 12th by lap 20, but fell back to 18th, due to handling, before making his way down pit road for four tires and fuel under the race’s second caution at lap 45. Restarting 19th at lap 48, Hayley continued to fight handling on his Toyota Tundra, but worked his way up to the sixth position by lap 70. In an effort to maintain track position, crew chief Eddie Troconis opted to keep the sophomore driver out on the race track through the series of five ensuing quick cautions, but a long green flag run, which was eventually ended by the caution clock, followed by a lengthy time before pit road opened, due to trucks running out of fuel on the track, resulted in the No. 13 machine running out of fuel under caution. Hayley would have to be pushed back to his pit stall, ultimately losing valuable track position that he was never able to recover from, late in the race. The Cabinets by Hayley driver would eventually cross the stripe in the 19th position, behind race winner, William Byron.

Quotes:

“Our finish tonight doesn’t reflect the strong Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra that we had. Eddie and all the guys worked so hard to get this thing dialed in. We were running inside the top 10 and did what we thought we needed to do to contend for a win. I feel like we would’ve been in good shape had it not been for that stalled truck at the entrance of pit road that forced all of us back around under caution. We just weren’t able to recover from it.”

News & Notes:

  • The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series had three practice sessions on Thursday afternoon in preparation for Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. Cameron Hayley was 9th, 16th, and 3rd, respectively.
  • Making his second start at Kansas Speedway, Hayley started 15th, led the field once for two laps, and finished 19th.
  • In two starts at the 1.5-mile track, Hayley has led two laps en route to one top-five finish (2015)
  • In 30 career NCWTS starts, Hayley has led 99 laps en route to five top-five and 17 top-10 finishes
  • Hayley’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished second (Crafton), 18th (Rhodes), and 22nd (Abreu)
  • Up next: The Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 13, 2016
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