Driver Points: 7th
Owner Points: 10th
Charlotte, NC (May 16, 2015) – Trying to harness the learning curve of his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, 18-year-old Cameron Hayley secured his fourth top-15 finish of the 2015 season in Friday night’s NC Education Lottery 200. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender finished 14th and was able to walk away with an abundance of experience in his fifth track debut of 2015.
Running solidly within the top-15 during both NCWTS practice sessions on Thursday, Hayley continued the trend with a 13th-place qualifying effort on Friday afternoon.
Battling the ever-changing track conditions in the NC Education Lottery 200 Friday night, Hayley’s Tundra would swing from loose to tight over a green-flag run. Crew chief Jeff Hensley would bring the ThorSport Racing driver to pit road under caution at laps 21, 64 and 106, respectively, for four tires, fuel and adjustments to improve the handling on his Carolina Nut Co. Tundra. Unfortunately, with two late-race cautions, Hayley’s Toyota Tundra became “wicked tight,” causing the battle for track position to become even more difficult for the Calgary, Alberta, Canada native. Hayley would eventually cross the stripe 14th, following a green-white checker flag finish, behind race winner Kasey Kahne.
Hayley is now seventh in the 2015 NCWTS driver point standings following the fifth race of the season.
“We had a good Carolina Nut Co. Toyota Tundra tonight. We worked on it all day yesterday and had the handling just about right early on. Unfortunately the result doesn’t reflect it though. I’m a rookie and still have a lot to learn, but the truck just got too tight for me at the end of the night. I’ll take what I learned tonight, and move on to the next race.”
- Cameron Hayley finished 14th in his Charlotte Motor Speedway debut on Friday night
- Running as high as fifth, and as low as 14th, Hayley maintained an Average Running Position of 7.8 in Friday night’s NC Education Lottery 200
- The top-15 result was Hayley’s fourth top-15 finish this season
- Hayley was the fifth-highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender in Friday night’s NC Education Lottery 200
- The ThorSport Racing driver is currently seventh in the 2015 NCWTS driver point standings following the fifth race of the season
- Kasey Kahne won the NC Education Lottery 200 followed by Erik Jones, Matt Crafton, Tyler Reddick, and Brad Keselowski. ThorSport Racing teammate, Johnny Sauter, was 15th
- Up next: Lucas Oil 200 at Dover (DE) International Speedway on Friday, May 29
ABOUT THE CAROLINA NUT CO.:
For more than 60 years The Carolina Nut Co. has used unique handcrafted family recipes to create gourmet nut flavors for every nut lover. Located in Henderson, N.C., The Carolina Nut Co. is a family-owned company that is spreading its delicious nut creations throughout the nation. To learn more, visit www.carolinanut.com.
ABOUT THORSPORT RACING:
ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport, which has competed in the NCWTS since 1996, will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by two-time NCWTS drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff/Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Sauter, and the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley in 2015.