Hayley Earns Top 10 in Mile-and-a-Half Debut at Texas
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) made its second and final stop of the 2014 season on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway for the WinStar Word Casino & Resort 350. Cameron Hayley and his No. 30 Cabinets by Hayley team looked for a solid finish in his first-career start on a mile-and-a-half oval. After two solid practice sessions on Thursday afternoon, Hayley went out on Friday and earned a top-five starting spot during NASCAR's knockout qualifying. After battling a loose race truck during the middle portion of the race and surviving a green/white/checkered finish, Hayley crossed the finish line in the 10th position.
Following the drop of the green flag, Hayley settled into the top 10, and by lap 14, the 19-year-old radioed to crew chief Shannon Rursch that his Cabinets by Hayley Silverado was loose, especially in Turns 3 and 4. Hayley continued to maintain his position inside the top 15 until the first caution of the night came out on lap 23. During the caution, Rursch called Hayley down pit road for four tires, fuel and wholesale adjustments to his Silverado. After a lighting-quick pit stop, Hayley picked up two spots and restarted 14th on lap 28. Happy with his truck, Hayley made a green-flag pit stop on lap 69 and was scored in the 13th position when the second caution flag waved on lap 77. Playing strategy, Rursch once again called Hayley down pit road for four fresh Goodyear tires and fuel. Restarting 16th on lap 82, Hayley wasted no time picking off competitors as he worked his way back inside the top 10. Following another lighting-quick pit stop during the third caution, Hayley picked up three spots and restarted seventh on lap 102. Remaining inside the top 10 for the remaining portion of the race, Hayley survived two more cautions and a green/white/checkered finish before brining home a solid 10th-place finish in his mile-and-a-half debut
Cameron Hayley on his run at Texas:
"Wow, what a blast that was. I couldn't be more proud of the guys that worked on the No. 30 Cabinets by Hayley Silverado all week. I wasn't really sure what to expect as I made my first laps around a mile-and-half track, but Shannon and the guys had the truck really dialed in right off the hauler. I can't thank these guys enough for giving me this opportunity and hopefully we can build on this finish moving forward."
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