– For the second time in 2018, and the fourth time overall, the No. 24 team will unload chassis No. 127 this weekend. Used at the season opener at Daytona International Speedway this year, Haley raced his way to a second-place finish behind teammate Johnny Sauter, a chassis-best finish. Chassis No. 127 was also used two times in 2017 as well, at Daytona by Scott Lagasse Jr. (seventh) and at Talladega by Haley (16th).
– Aside from his previous NCWTS start at Talladega, Haley made one ARCA Racing Series start at the superspeedway last season, where he captured the win.
– Like Haley’s teammates, the No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Silverado will have pink incorporated into the paint scheme as well as carry two breast cancer awareness ribbons onboard for Jean Carter and Becky Jordan.
– Already locked into the Round of 6 with his win in Canada, Haley is currently fourth in the NCWTS driver point standings heading into the first cutoff race of The Playoffs this weekend at Talladega.
“Talladega (Superspeedway) is a more straight-forward superspeedway. It’s not as tight and bumpy with a lot more room to race compared to Daytona (International Speedway). I’ve always been good at Talladega and superspeedway racing, in general, has always suited me, I don’t know why though. Last year I ran the ARCA (Racing Series) race at Talladega to get approval for the Truck race and went out there and won. We ran up front for a good portion of the truck race as well before getting shuffled back in the pack late.”
“The first round of the Playoffs was set up really well for us with tracks that I really run well at. Getting the win early really allowed us to change our game plan and focus more on the rounds to come and collecting Playoff points. The second round is almost set up just as good. I like how the Playoffs is formatted and lined up for us and for our style of racing.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!