ARCA Rookie Of The Yr Hailie Deegan To Be part of NASCAR Truck Sequence Full Time In 2021
Through the center of Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Sequence race, it was introduced that Hailie Deegan can be competing within the collection full time in 2021. She was competing within the race when it was introduced, which was her first ever Truck Sequence begin.
She’ll staff up with DGR-Crosley in NASCAR, the staff that she has contested her ARCA season with this yr. At simply 19 years outdated, Deegan received Rookie of the Yr honors at Friday evening’s ARCA season finale and took residence third place total within the 2020 championship.
Deegan mentioned the next in NASCAR’s press launch:
I’m excited for this subsequent step in my profession with Ford Efficiency. I’ve raced vans within the off-road world however to now have the chance to race vans subsequent season within the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Sequence is a dream come true. I’ve some nice companions already behind me for subsequent season. We’ve got just a few primaries nonetheless obtainable and I hope that we are able to fill these up within the coming weeks. I can’t await Daytona 2021 to get right here.
Deegan signed with Ford Efficiency in December of 2019 after starting her profession with Toyota. She was slated to run way more races than she has this yr however had her schedule postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mark Rushbrook, world director for For Efficiency motorsports, sounded happy with the transfer. “We’re very proud of Hailie’s progress as demonstrated in her first yr as part of our Ford Efficiency driver growth program,” he mentioned. “Persevering with with the consistency from DGR-Crosley, Hailie is able to make the step to the NASCAR Truck Sequence, offering some intense competitors and nice racing.”
Deegan has jumped via the inventory automobile ranks slightly rapidly after rising up following her father’s footsteps. Brian Deegan, a freestyle motocross rider and founding member of the Steel Mulisha, obtained his daughter began out on filth earlier than she moved to pavement.
In 2018, she turned the primary lady to win a race within the Okay&N Professional Sequence West (now referred to as ARCA West) together with her staff Invoice McAnally Racing. The next yr, she received two additional races within the collection and completed third within the championship.
She moved as much as ARCA correct this yr for a full-time effort. She secured a finest race end of second. At her Truck Sequence debut, she completed 16th.