Phoenix (November 14, 2015) – J.J. Haley entered this weekend’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway looking to close out the season on a high note in his final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of 2015. The day got started on a high note as Haley qualified in the third position for the event, a career-best. The 16-year-old was able to run inside the top-10 throughout the entirety of the event and bring home a solid seventh-place finish at Phoenix.
The day got started with Haley qualifying in the third position in his Great Clips Chevrolet. As the race began it was clear early that Haley had a fast machine and could run up inside the top-10. When the first caution of the race fell on lap 15 Haley was holding strong in the fourth position. A caution on lap 38 allowed Haley to regain composure and reported to the team that the truck was tight on throttle. Haley was brought down pit road under the caution for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. Following the pit stop Haley restarted 11th his lowest running position on the track throughout the evening. As the race resumed Haley moved into the 10th position. The next 70 laps saw mostly green flag racing as Haley held strong inside the top-10. A series of late-race cautions allowed Haley to advance his position throughout each restart. With 24 laps to go in the event the Indiana native ran in the fourth position looking for his first career top-10 finish. Although Haley slipped a few spots in the closing laps he was able to hold on to bring home the seventh place finish in the Great Clips Chevrolet, a career-best finish for Haley in just his third NCWTS start.
Haley on his night at Phoenix:
“Wow, what a great night for everyone on this Great Clips team. They worked so hard this season to get me on track for the three races we ran and to end the season like this is really a testament to all of their work. I’m glad we were able to put it all together today, not only having a great Truck throughout the night and bringing home a good finish, but also having a strong qualifying effort. Overall, it was a great night at Phoenix and I can’t thank Great Clips and everyone on this Braun Motorsports team enough. Looking forward to getting back on track in 2016.”