St. Louis Could Be “Gateway” To Cameron Hayley’s First Win

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Team Information:

2015 Driver Point Standings: 6th

2015 Owner Point Standings: 8th

Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley

 

Sandusky, Ohio (June 9, 2015) – Securing his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) career top-10 finish in last Friday’s WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Cameron Hayley, driver of the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra, is ready to make his seventh different track debut of the 2015 season at Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200.

Growing up in the short track world, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender is excited to return to his roots Saturday at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois. However, with no previous starts at Gateway Motorsports Park, Hayley has been told it is a close comparison to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, a track he does have experience at. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada native has one start to his resume at the 1.058-mile track in the NCWTS (September, 2014) and one start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (July, 2014). Hayley scored top-15 finishes in both showings, including qualifying on the front row and finishing sixth in his NCWTS debut.

Hoping to hone on his inner short track racing skills during the 160-lap event Saturday night, 18-year-old Hayley is confident he can keep momentum rolling. Maintaining an average finishing position of 12.2 this season, with a career-best finish of fifth at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City earlier this year, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender is knocking on the door of his first NCWTS win.

Sounding off – Cameron Hayley:

“I’ve heard that Gateway is a very fast short track,” said Hayley. “I was able to race at Loudon last year and I’ve heard they are pretty similar in style to each other. That was a great race for me last year. I qualified second and finished sixth. Hopefully that will be a bonus for me going into Gateway this weekend. Short tracks are where I grew up racing, so it’ll be nice to go back to a ‘home track’ feel per say.”

News & Notes:

  • Chassis Chatter… The No. 13 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 49 for Saturday’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200. This is the same chassis Hayley piloted in his Martinsville (Va.) Speedway debut, finishing 11th, after running inside the top-five for a majority of the event.
  • Rookie Race… Hayley moved into second-place in the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle after seven races this season. The ThorSport Racing driver now trails leader Erik Jones by 40 points.
  • Previous Race Recap… Making a strong statement in his second NCWTS trip to Texas Motor Speedway, Hayley ran within the top 15 for a majority of the 167-lap WinStar World Casino 400k Friday night. With pit strategy coming into play early on, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender was able to lead three laps en route to his fourth career top-10 finish, finishing seventh.

Hayley’s Truck Series Stats:

  • Ten starts since 2014
  • One top-five finish
  • Four top-10 finishes
  • First start: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  • Best start: 2nd (Loudon, 2014)
  • Best finish: 5th (Kansas, 2015)
  • Has completed 1430 of 1547 laps attempted (92.44%)
  • Average start: 7.3
  • Average finish: 12.2

Hayley’s NCWTS Performance Profile:

Year Track Start Finish Laps Status Led
2014 Bowmanville 10 11 64/64 Running 0
2014 Loudon 2 6 175/175 Running 0
2014 Fort Worth 5 10 152/152 Running 0
2015 Daytona 14 23 48/100 Crash 0
2015 Atlanta 3 14 129/130 Running 0
2015 Martinsville 3 11 258/258 Running 0
2015 Kansas 8 5 167/167 Running 0
2015 Charlotte 13 14 134/134 Running 0
2015 Dover 7 21 136/200 Running 1
2015 Fort Worth 8 7 167/167 Running 3
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