World News – CA – Hailie Deegan to compete full-time in NASCAR Truck Series in 2021

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The manufacturer announced on Saturday that Deegan will run a full-time truck series program in 2021 Deegan, 19, raced in the ARCA series in 2020 and finished third in the standings, though only four drivers have participated in each of the 20 races of the season She will continue to race for DGR-Crosley Racing in the Truck series

« We are very pleased with Hailie’s progress, as demonstrated in her first year as part of our Ford Performance Driver Development Program, » Ford’s Mark Rushbrook said in a statement. Continuing the consistency of DGR-Crosley, Hailie is ready to take the leap into the NASCAR Truck Series, delivering intense competition and great racing »

Deegan made her first Truck Series start on Saturday at Kansas Speedway She finished sixth in the ARCA season finale on the track the night before

Deegan, the son of former motocross rider Brian Deegan and NASCAR’s most recognizable non-Cup Series driver, became the first woman to win a NASCAR K&N West Series (now ARCA West Series) race when  » she won in 2018 She won three races in the 2018 and 2019 West Series seasons and moved to ARCA full time in 2020

She had four top-five rankings and 17 top-ten rankings in a watered-down ARCA season The Minor League series has struggled to draw full fields in recent years and has been immensely hurt by the pandemic of coronavirus Brad Smith, the driver who finished sixth in the points standings, had no lead turns and averaged 16 points4 out of 19 races There were 20 or fewer participants in 13 of the 20 ARCA races in 2020

Deegan joined Ford ahead of the 2020 season after serving as a development driver at Toyota during his two K&N West seasons

“I’m excited about this next step in my career at Ford Performance,” said Deegan “I have raced trucks in the off-road world, but now have the opportunity to race trucks next season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a dream come true »

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World News – CA – Hailie Deegan goes racing full-time in the NASCAR truck series in 2021


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