NCWTS Race Previews: Texas Motor Speedway

 

 

Cameron Hayley 
No. 30 Cabinets by Hayley Silverado 
News and Notes:

Texas Debut...Making his third-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start this weekend, Cameron Hayley will be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Cabinets by Hayley Chevrolet Silverado for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) at Texas Motor Speedway. The 18-year-old Canada native will make his first-career start at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth, Texas track on Friday night during the WinStar World Casino & Resort 350.

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New Hampshire Recap...Having only competed at the one-mile New England track in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE), the 18-year-old showed pure talent as he made his way around the loop for the first time in a truck, having to adjust not only to the truck's handling, but also to the radial tires that the NCWTS uses rather than the bias ply tires that the NKNPSE driver is accustomed to. Hayley used the weekend's three practice sessions to get reacquainted with the track, laying down impressive top-10 speeds in each session. In his first attempt at NASCAR's knockout qualifying on an oval, Hayley advanced the Cabinets by Hayley Chevy to the final round of qualifying, ultimately scoring a second-place, front-row starting spot for his Turner Scott Motorsports team. As the green flag waved for a packed New Hampshire crowd, Hayley settled into the top five and began running the fastest lap times on the track. Running in the top-10 for the majority of the race, Haley survived three late cautions towards the end of the race, ultimately crossing the finish line in the sixth position.

Watch and Listen...Be sure to tune in as the NCWTS races under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway. The WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 can be seen live on Friday, October 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90. 

Cameron Hayley on Racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

"I'm really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the Cabinets by Hayley Silverado on Friday night in Texas. It's been a few weeks since I've been behind the wheel of a racecar, so I'm really looking forward to practice on Thursday afternoon. It will be my first time at Texas, so I'm going to rely on my TSM teammates and try and soak in as much information as I can from them. [Crew chief] Shannon [Rursch] and the guys have worked really hard to prepare a great truck for me; I can't wait to race under the lights on Friday night."

NCWTS Results at Texas Motor Speedway:

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Ben Kennedy 
No. 31 Heater.com Silverado
News and Notes 

The Witching Hour...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Texas Motor Speedway for a Halloween race, which is sure to be a thriller. Ben Kennedy has one previous start at the Fort Worth, Texas track, earning a top-15 finish earlier this year. Kennedy has a solid record at intermediate tracks like the 1.5-mile oval, earning five of his eight career top-10 finishes on tracks between one and two miles long.

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Vote Early And Often...Voting for the 2014 NCWTS Most Popular Driver is open and Kennedy needs your help. Visit www.VoteForBenKennedy.com every day from now until November 14. Kennedy took home the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Most Popular Driver award last season.

Watch and Listen...The WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 can be seen live on Friday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90. 

Previous Race Recap...With two top fives and an average finish of 3.5 at Martinsville Speedway, Kennedy came to the Virginia track with his eyes on the prestigious grandfather clock. However, Kennedy battled the handling of his Heater.com Silverado early in the Kroger 200 before late-race contact caused damage to the No. 31 Chevrolet, costing precious track position at the end of the event and resulting in a 16th-place finish.

Ben Kennedy on Texas Motor Speedway:

"I feel really good about my chances at Texas Motor Speedway. We haven't had a whole lot of good luck in the last two races, but I think that we're going to turn that around this week. Our guys have been working hard to build me a brand new truck, and I know it performed really well at the wind tunnel when they tested it. Turner Scott Motorsports is always really strong on the intermediate tracks, so I'm hoping to get our season back on track in these final three races."

NCWTS Results at Texas Motor Speedway:

Starts: 1
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 0
Laps Led: 0
Average Start: 18.0
Average Finish: 14.0


Tayler Malsam 
No. 32 Outerwall Silverado
News and Notes

Friday Night Lights...After claiming his career-best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) finish in his last race with Turner Scott Motorsports at Talladega, Tayler Malsam returns to the No. 32 Outerwall Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with his sights set on the win. Malsam will make his fourth-career NCWTS start in the Lone Star State on Friday night for the WinStar World Casino & Resort 350. In his last run at the 1.5-mile track, fuel strategy forced Malsam and the No. 32 team to make a late-race pit stop, resulting in a 13th-place finish after spending the majority of the race in the top 10.

32 Let's Go...Back on board at the Texas-sized track, the No. 32 will sport the colors of Outerwall for the 11th of 12 races this year. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail.With more than 20 years of experience, the company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. 

Previous Race Recap...After claiming a top-10 finish at Las Vegas, Malsam returned with a vengeance during his second-career NCWTS start at Talladega Superspeedway two weeks ago. Claiming career-best qualifying results two weeks in a row, Malsam started in the second position and led the field to the green flag. The 25-year-old took the lead three times throughout the 94-lap race, ultimately leading 18 laps before crossing the finish line in second place, having never dropped out of the top six.

Watch and Listen...Don't miss the action as the NCWTS heads to Texas Motor Speedway for a night of action-packed racing in the Lone Star State. The WinStar World Casino & Resort can be seen live on Friday, October 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1 and can be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Tayler Malsam on Racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

"I'm pumped to get to Texas this weekend. I really like this track, and after our awesome run at Talladega, I'm ready to get this team a win. We had a decent run in our last race at Texas, but fuel strategy kind of put everyone in the same boat, so no one really got the finish they had hoped for. My crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. has won here before and really knows the ins and outs of this track, so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish this time around." 

NCWTS Results at Texas Motor Speedway

Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 1
Top 10: 1
Laps Led: 0
Average Start: 8.0
Average Finish: 27.0