Calgarian Hayley set to be NASCAR star

Calgarian Cameron Hayley has been tearing it up on the NASCAR K&N Series.

Calgarian Cameron Hayley has been tearing it up on the NASCAR K&N Series.

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:26 AM ET

The list of successful Canadian NASCAR drivers pretty much ends before it even begins.

That doesn’t sit well with Cameron Hayley, a young Calgarian who seems poised to put the Great White North on the stock-car map.

“A lot of people are surprised when I say, ‘I’m from Canada,’ ” the 16-year-old said. “Even NASCAR doesn’t see Canada as a big NASCAR country, and to tell you the truth, it isn’t. We don’t have a lot of racing here — we have the NASCAR Canadian Tire series, and that’s about it.”

While Canucks like Ron Fellows and Andrew Ranger have competed in both Nationwide and Sprint Cup races in recent years, Hayley boasts potential that could elevate him above the accomplishments of those who have come before him.

Since becoming the youngest driver to race in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series — essentially the sport’s development circuit — Hayley’s risen the ranks, and he was selected to be a member of NASCAR’s Next program for exceptional young talent.


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