Leaving Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway with his ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley is currently seventh in the driver point standings entering the 19th race of the season at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Hayley, who is welcoming new partner, Mattei, onboard the No. 13 Toyota Tundra this weekend, will be making his second career superspeedway start, and his first on Talladega's high-banked, high-speed oval for the 94-lap fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday.
Mattei Compressors, Inc., the leading provider of rotary vane air compressors, will be making their third start with ThorSport Racing, and their first of two appearances of the season with Hayley this weekend. The No. 13 Tundra will also sport the Mattei brand in the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway later this season.
Competing on Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway's high banks in the 2015 NCWTS season opener, the 19-year-old Canadian driver got his first taste of high-intensity pack-racing. Qualifying 14th, Hayley was caught up in a multi-truck wreck on lap 48 of 100, ending his day early in the 23rd position.
With 18 races under his belt, which includes 77 laps led, three top-five and nine top-10 finishes, since making his first start for ThorSport Racing at Daytona, Hayley hopes luck will meet preparation and experience, and the rookie driver can produce a solid finish following the 10th annual NCWTS at the 2.66-mile superspeedway on Saturday.
Sounding off - Cameron Hayley:
"It's my first trip to Talladega Superspeedway. Daytona, early this season, didn't end too well for me. Another person's mistake turned into a bad day for me. Hopefully this time we'll have a good, clean day, and come out of there with a decent finish. It's a wild card race, so whatever I can take - a top-10 or even a top-five finish - I'll take it. After the Daytona race, I learned how quickly things can happen. It's a little bit nerve-racking and a little bit intimidating for a driver. You just don't know what's going to happen. We're going to do everything we can, and hopefully we'll be in front of everything this time around."