Hailie Deegan is taking another step in the NASCAR race. The 19-year-old is now full-time on the Gander RV & Outdoors truck chain.
Ford Performance announced Deegan’s move Saturday as it was introducing its trucks for the first time in Kansas. It will run a full schedule for DGR-Crosley in the 2021 season.
“It is clear that this is our goal in the next stage, but we still have some deals to sign,” Dejan told reporters in a phone call after finishing 16th in Saturday’s race.At Fox Sports). She added that she believed that those deals would meet by the end of the year.
She added, “Truck racing, I think is where I have to be to learn and develop at the speed I think I need, right now.” “I feel like I need a lot more experience under my belt, a lot of challenging races, and a lot of air-messing like I was in a truck race.
“Learning will only take a while. I think it will be a struggle in the beginning. I’m not going out there and setting fire to the world and winning my first race there and people have to understand that. It will take time, it will take a lot of learning, but I think eventually we will get better over time.” . “
This year Deegan competed in the ARCA Menards series, taking home the Rookie of the Year Awards. It has ranked third in the Series Points ranking on a strength of 17 out of the top 10 in 20 races. She didn’t win any race.
she has Three career wins, All in the K&N Pro West series, having races in 2018 and 2019.
Deegan joins Jennifer Jo Cobb, Natalie Decker, and Angela Roche as women competing in the truck chain full-time. The Truck Series is one of NASCAR’s three major national circuits, along with the Cup Series and the Xfinity Series.