Cameron Hayley – 2016 Texas Recap

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Sean Gardner, Getty Images

Race Information:
Started: 17th
Finished: 10th
Laps: 147/147
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 fifth career start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Striping Technology 350. Starting 17th, Hayley was able to work his way into the top-10 by lap 30, battling a “tight through the center, loose on exit,” Toyota Tundra. The ThorSport Racing driver maintained a position inside the top-10 throughout the 147-lap event, running as high as sixth. In the closing laps the Calgary, Alberta, Canada native made contact with the No. 4 truck of Christopher Bell, and settled for a 10th-place finish behind race winner, Johnny Sauter.

The top-10 result was Hayley’s fourth top-10 finish in five starts at the 1.5-mile track.

Cameron Hayley Quote:

What happened with the 4 truck on that last restart?
“We were really good at first, but got tight as the run went on. It took everything we had to hold on to it there at the end. I don’t know what happened on that last restart. We got three-wide, Christopher got loose and got into me, and we got a pretty bad tire rub. That had nothing to do with what happened on the last lap though. I apologized for that. I know he is in the Chase, but my spotter was calling ‘clear.’ That’s not the way I want to race someone in the Chase, so I need to go apologize to him.”

News & Notes:

  • Due to rain on Thursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) only had one practice session on Friday morning in preparation for Friday night’s Striping Technology 350. Cameron Hayley was 11th-quick of the 35 trucks that took time.
  • Making his fifth NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile TMS, Hayley started 17th, ran as high as sixth, and finished 10th in the 147-lap event.
  • In five starts at TMS, Hayley has led four laps en route to four top-10 finishes.
  • In 21 NCWTS starts in 2016, Hayley has led 21 laps en route to five top-five, and 10 top-10 finishes.
  • In 47 career NCWTS starts, Hayley has led 99 laps en route to nine top-five and 25 top-10 finishes.
  • Hayley’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished second (Crafton), 12th (Abreu), and 15th (Rhodes).
  • Up Next: The Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, November 11 at 10pm ET.
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