NASCAR K&N Pro Series product Cameron Hayley will compete for Rookie of the Year honors this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Hayley, who finished second in K&N East point standings last year and also ran three Truck races, will drive the No. 13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota for ThorSport Racing. That was Jeb Burton’s ride last season before he lost it this past January and landed his new Sprint Cup gig at BK Racing.
Hayley, an 18-year-old competitor from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will be teammates with back-to-back defending series champion Matt Crafton (No. 88) and Johnny Sauter (No. 98).
“It’s always been a dream of mine to run in one of NASCAR’s top three series,” Hayley said in a team release. “I was able to get my feet wet last year running a few races, but to be able to say I’m running full-time this year is really a chance to live out my dream.”
“I’ll make the move to [team headquarters in] Sandusky [Ohio] later this year so I can be in the shop every day, helping the guys, and really getting to know these trucks. I want to take full advantage of everything ThorSport Racing has to offer, soaking everything in this season.”
Jeff Hensley will be Hayley’s crew chief. Hensley has 13 series wins, the most recent one last year with Sauter at Michigan International Speedway.
Hayley made all three of Truck Series starts last season with Turner Scott Motorsports. He finished 11th in his series debut at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, followed by a sixth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a 10th at Texas Motor Speedway.
In 2012 and 2013, Hayley ran the full K&N West seasons. He won the UNOH Battle at the Beach (Daytona) in 2013 and place second in points. Last year, he moved to the K&N East. He scored one pole, seven top-5, and nine top-10 finishes.