2015 Driver Point Standings: 6th
2015 Owner Point Standings: 10th
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
Sandusky, Ohio (October 27, 2015) – Securing his 10th top-10 finish of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season last weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley is ready for a change of pace when the NCWTS returns to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, for the second time in 2015, for Saturday afternoon’s Kroger 200.
Hayley, who will be sporting the “Maui Onion” peanut flavor onboard his No. 13 Carolina Nut Co. Toyota Tundra this weekend, will return to the .526-mile “paperclip” for just the second time in his young NCWTS career, and the 19 year-old-driver feels more confident about his chances of another successful Martinsville showing. After qualifying third in his debut, in March, Hayley went on to run competitively throughout the entire race. In fact, the ThorSport Racing driver had an Average Running Position of 5.9, ranked second overall, behind NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) regular, Joey Logano, according to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics. Furthermore, Hayley was scored fourth overall in Driver Rating with a 101.2, behind three NSCS regulars; Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch. Unfortunately, a late race restart shuffled the Alberta, Canada native further back in the pack, relinquishing him to an 11th-place finish in his Martinsville debut.
After posting three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, en route to leading 77 laps in his rookie season, Hayley has progressed his way into the sixth position in the 2015 NCWTS driver points standings, just 20 points behind fifth-place, Timothy Peters. The ThorSport Racing driver hopes that he can improve upon his first trip to Martinsville Speedway and continue his success in Saturday’s 200-lap race.
Sounding off – Cameron Hayley:
“I just hope I remember how to break when we get on track at Martinsville (Speedway). I barely touched the break at all last weekend at Talladega, but I’ll definitely need it this weekend. I’m excited to go back to a short-track though. That’s the style of racing I grew up with. After this season, I’m starting to like racing on the bigger tracks, but I think we’ll be really good at Martinsville too. We were pretty decent in the spring, and we went to Sandusky Speedway, earlier this week, to test, and I’m pretty confident in what we are bringing back this weekend.”
News & Notes:
- Chassis Chatter… The No. 13 ThorSport Racing team will utilize chassis No. 49 for Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. This particular chassis has made three appearances in 2015, at Martinsville Speedway (11th), Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis (fifth), and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (18th).
- Testing, 1, 2, 3, Testing… On Monday, Hayley and his No. 13 ThorSport Racing team participated in a one-day test at Sandusky Speedway, in preparation for Saturday’s 200-lap event at Martinsville Speedway.
- Pink Power… When the NCWTS hits the track in Martinsville, Hayley’s No. 13 Carolina Nut Co. Toyota Tundra will be sporting new colors. The ThorSport Racing team will don “Maui Onion” pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Maui Onion peanuts have a hint of island flavor that make an authentic Hawaiian treat. For a list of all 13 flavors visit, CarolinaNut.com.
- Martinsville Stats… Hayley will return to Martinsville Speedway for only the second time in his young NCWTS career. Making his debut on the .526-mile track earlier this season, Hayley qualified third and raced to an 11th-place finish. According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Hayley ranks second overall in Average Running Position (5.9), and fourth overall in Driver Rating (101.2). Before 2015, Hayley had experience on three NCWTS tracks on the 2015 schedule; Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Texas Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
- Season Review… After 19 races this season, Hayley has completed 2699 of 2824 laps attempted (95.5%), and led 77 laps en route to three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. The ThorSport Racing driver currently has a season-best start of third at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, and a season-best finish of fourth at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The ThorSport Racing driver has an Average Start of 8.5, and an Average Finish of 11.5.
- Rookie Race… Hayley is currently third in the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle, 14 points behind second-place, Daniel Hemric. Both Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders are chasing leader, Erik Jones.
- Previous Race Recap… After qualifying 16th in his debut at Talladega Superspeedway, Hayley quickly adapted to the high-intensity pack-racing, making his way within the top contenders, running as high as second, and as low as 25th, with an Average Running Position of 11.5. Avoiding a string of late-race cautions, including the “Big One,” Hayley raced his way to a sixth-place finish, his 10th top-10 finish of the 2015 NCWTS season.
Hayley’s Truck Series Stats:
- 22 starts since 2014
- Three top-five finishes
- 12 top-10 finishes
- First start: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
- Best start: 2nd (Loudon, 2014)
- Best finish: 4th (Pocono, 2015)
- Has completed 3090 of 3215 laps attempted (96.1%)
- Average start: 8.1
- Average finish: 11.2
Hayley’s NCWTS Performance Profile:
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Track Details: .526-mile oval
Distance: 200 laps/105.2 miles