Capturing his fourth consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) top-10 finish last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley hopes his No. 13 Protect The Harvest Toyota Tundra will bring him some luck when the NCWTS invades Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway (PIR) on Friday the 13th for the Lucas Oil 150.
Although Hayley will be making his 16th NCWTS track debut of the 2015 season, the Calgary, Alberta native is no stranger to PIR. With five previous starts at the one-mile oval in the K&N Pro Series West, Hayley has harnessed some experience in the "Valley of the Sun." Starting a track-best second in both 2013 races, and racing to three top-five finishes, including a runner-up finish in the 2013 spring race, the ThorSport Racing driver knows the keys to success at the Avondale, Arizona track.
Aside from his previous success at PIR, Hayley has overcome his learning curve in the NCWTS throughout the 2015 season. Collecting four top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in just 21 starts, the 19-year old driver has completed 3146 of 3171 laps attempted (96%) en route to leading the ultra competitive NCWTS field for 78 circuits.
Heading to PIR for the first time in his NCWTS career, just 20 points behind fifth place Timothy Peters in the NCWTS driver points standings, Hayley hopes to combine experience, and a little luck from his No.13 Toyota Tundra on the night of the 13th, to bring home his first win in his rookie season in the NCWTS Friday night.
Sounding off - Cameron Hayley:
"I'm really looking forward to going back to Phoenix. I loved racing at Phoenix in the K&N Series. In fact, it was probably one of my favorite tracks we raced at. I think it will be a huge advantage for me to have that previous experience when I come back for the first time with the NCWTS. Plus, having all the experience I have gained in a truck this season, I think we're going to have a really good run there. It's nice to be back on the West Coast and race at such a different track. Phoenix has the long-straightaways, and tight turns, just a lot of things that make that track cool."