Cameron Hayley, No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Daytona International Speedway – NextEra Energy Resources 250
Race 1 of 23
Driver Points: 19th (-27)
Owner Points: 23rd (-27)
HAYLEY’S DAYTONA DEBUT CUT SHORT
Daytona Beach, FL (February 20, 2015) – Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley, made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Friday night in the NextEra Energy Resources 250. Showing speed and craft in both of the series’ practice sessions on Thursday afternoon, the 18-year-old driver posted the second fastest time in final NCWTS practice and followed that up by posting the second fastest time in the first round of NASCAR’s unique three-group, knockout pole qualifying on Friday afternoon. Advancing to round two, Hayley would post the 14th fastest time overall, locking the Canadian native in to the seventh row for Friday night’s 100-lap race.
The newly named ThorSport Racing driver was able to advance to the 11th position by lap five, and maintained his position for the next 10 circuits. When the race’s first caution flag was displayed at lap 15 for a 10-truck pile-up in Turn 1, crew chief Jeff Hensley brought the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota Tundra to pit road for right side tires and fuel. When racing resumed on lap 19, the rookie was scored 11th.
Hayley would run as high as sixth over the next 30 circuits before being getting caught up in the “Big One,” at the race’s half-way mark at lap 50. Extensive damage to the No. 13 ThorSport Racing machine would sideline the rookie for the remainder of the event, and ultimately credit him with a 23rd-place finish behind race winner, Tyler Reddick.
“I tried to go to the outside and just couldn’t get there and the next thing I knew, I was sideways. I learned a ton tonight, especially about the draft; my spotter Eddie D’Hondt helped me a lot. I don’t know what to say other than this Cabinet’s by Hayley Toyota Tundra was amazing tonight and I believe we had a really good shot to win it, but it just didn’t work out for us.”
- Cameron Hayley made his Daytona International Speedway debut in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250, his fourth career NCWTS start
- Hayley will contend for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2015. He was the sixth-highest finishing rookie in Friday night’s NCWTS race
- Tyler Reddick won the 16th annual NextEra Energy Resources 250 at DIS followed by Erik Jones (second), Scott Lagasse Jr. (third), Austin Theriault (fourth), and Ty Dillon (fifth)
Practice 1: 14th
Practice 2: 2nd
Driver Website: www.CameronHayley.com
Sponsor Website: www.CabinetsbyHayley.com
Social Media: @ThorSportRacing, @CameronNHayley, @HayleyCabinets
ABOUT CABINETS BY HAYLEY:
Cabinets by Hayley is the premier manufacturer of metal garage and storage cabinets in Canada, coast to coast. Formed in 1978, Hayley Industrial Electronics Ltd. produced high-powered, uninterruptible power supply units for heavy-duty applications. After nearly 30 years of high-standard systems in the industrial field, Hayley formed Cabinets by Hayley to service the residential market. Now, Cabinets by Hayley offers a full line of metal storage cabinets for the people that want the best in quality and appearance for their storage needs. To learn more, visit www.CabinetsByHayley.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.