Cameron Hayley – 2016 Talladega Superspeedway Preview

hayley-ridetv-lat-levitt-tms_0116-01546Team Information:
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
Manufacturer: Toyota
Engine: Triad Racing Technologies
2016 Driver Points: 11th
2016 Owner Points: 12th

Sounding Off – Cameron Hayley:

What can you take away from Daytona earlier this season and apply to Talladega this weekend?
“We struggled aero-wise in Daytona, trying to find speed by ourselves. In the race, I was able to utilize the side draft, and race my way up to the front. So, I think the biggest thing I can take away from that is, no matter how our truck is running by itself, we know we can get up front. At that point, its just about staying out of the ‘Big One.’ I didn’t do that at Daytona, I got hit from behind, and cause the ‘Big One.’ Hopefully, this weekend at Talladega we can have a clean race, and a good day.”

How mentally draining, as a driver, is a restrictor plate race?
“It’s huge, and mental is the key word there. It’s not a hard place to race at all, my sister could literally go drive at Talladega and not have an issue by herself, but when you get in the pack, thats where it gets tricky. You are three and four-wide, people are pushing, your trying to side draft, others are side drafting off of you, your spotter is talking to you – there is just a lot to process and keep up with.”

News & Notes:

  • Chassis Chatter…The No. 13 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 16 for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. This particular chassis has not utilized in 2016, and will make its debut at the 2.66-mile superspeedway on Saturday.
  • Superspeedway Stats… Hayley has three combined superspeedway starts since 2015 including one start at Talladega Superspeedway. Hayley’s success includes one top-10 finish at the 2.66-mile superspeedway in 2015.
  • Talladega Rewind – 2015… In his track debut at Talladega Superspeedway, Hayley started 16th, ran as high as second, and finished sixth.
  • Rearview Mirror – Las Vegas… Making his second NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile track, Hayley started ninth, ran as high as second, and finished 18th.

Hayley’s Talladega NCWTS Stats:

  • Starts: 1 since 2015
  • Started: 16th
  • Finished: 6th
  • Laps Completed: 98 of 98 (100%)
  • Laps Led: 0

Hayley’s 2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • Starts: 18
  • Top-5 Finishes: 5
  • Top-10 Finishes: 9
  • Best Start: 2nd (Iowa Speedway)
  • Best Finish: 2nd (Atlanta & Pocono)
  • Lap Completed: 2685 of 2714 (98.9%)
  • Laps Led: 21
  • Average Start: 10.3
  • Average Finish: 12.6

Hayley’s Career NCWTS Stats:

  • Starts: 44 since 2014
  • First full-time season: 2015
  • Top-5 Finishes: 9
  • Top-10 Finishes: 24
  • Laps Completed: 6406
  • Laps Led: 99
  • Start: 9.0
  • Finish: 11.5
  • 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: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 1:00pm ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio & SiriusXM Channel 90
Track: 2,66-mile superspeedway
Distance: 94 laps/250.04 miles

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