Justin Haley Needs A Good Race Before Launching Into The Playoffs

Justin Haley

Justin Haley, No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet Silverado

Bristol Stats

2 starts, Best finish: 11th (2017)

Season Stats

15 starts, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 11 top-10 finishes

Notes:

– For the sixth time this year, Justin Haley will utilize chassis No. 302 when the Fraternal Order of Eagles team unloads at Bristol. Haley has a chassis-best finish of third from earlier this year at Dover with no. 302, and most recently ran this chassis at Kentucky where he finished 10th.

– Aside from two previous NCWTS starts, Haley also has two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts at Bristol, resulting in one top-five and two top-10 finishes.

– With Bristol being the final race before The Playoffs begin, Haley is sitting seventh in the NCWTS driver point standings. He’s already locked into the first round after his win at Gateway but will use Bristol as a chance to gain more Playoff points for a better seeding.

Quote:

“Bristol (Motor Speedway) is always fun. Last year we struggled with the VHT. It’s hard there, you’re stuck on the bottom for the most part, but a lot of guys actually moved up to the top later in the race. I couldn’t get it working though, but a lot of guys could. We probably had a top-five truck but just got shuffled back after having some issues with lap trucks at the end of the race. Bristol has always been one of my favorites to go to. It’s fast, and as a short track, it’s one of those places where you can just get up on the wheel and go get after it.”

On one-day shows at Bristol 

“You start the day not wanting to be the first one on track because the VHT is cold and there’s different rubber down. You have to wait until later in practice to get a good feel for what your truck actually has. By the end of practice, it’s usually super hot and people are running up top. It’s a hard balance to find. You want to run as hard as you can, but even if you put half your right side tire above the VHT you’re going for a ride and you get real loose. It’s such a thin strip, you just have to try to keep all four tires in it as much as possible. It really makes it difficult for qualifying runs, trying to get all you can.”

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