Cameron Hayley ready to blow away the competition in the Windy City
Coming off his eighth top-10 finish of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season in his home country of Canada, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cameron Hayley is ready to keep his success alive when he heads to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. for the first time in his young career, for the American Ethanol 225, Friday night.
Making his 13th different track debut of 2015 this weekend, the ThorSport Racing driver recently had the opportunity to partake in a rookie test at the 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval in the "Windy City." Pairing his previous knowledge of mile-and-a-half tracks and his recent time at Chicagoland Speedway, Hayley hopes to pilot his No. 13 Carolina Nut Co. Toyota Tundra to the front of the pack in the 7th annual event.
Sitting sixth in the NCWTS driver point standings, and third overall in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle, the 19-year-old driver has led the ultra-competitive NCWTS field for a total of 54 laps, including 13 laps during the series' last stop on the circuit at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Hayley hopes to lead the lap that matters most, the last one, at the end of Friday night's 150-lap event.
Sounding off - Cameron Hayley:
"I've never raced at Chicagoland Speedway before in my career, but thankfully I was able to be apart of the rookie test last week. It's definitely a very worn out race track. I can tell that it's going to be completely opposite of Michigan, where you have all the grip in the world. Chicagoland is going to be more about forward drive off the corners. Even with the rookie test, I still have a little bit of learning left to do this weekend, but hopefully we can get up to speed quickly."
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