Teen NASCAR sensation Hailie Deegan signs with Ford. Hailie Deegan, a rising teen stock car racing star, will be driving for Ford in 2020.
The California native became the first female to win a race in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West at 17 years old in 2018 and added two more victories this season, which puts her on track for a third-place finish in the standings.
Deegan will take to the steering wheel under a Ford Performance contract for the DGR-Crosley team in the 20-race ARCA Mendars Series and additionally for Mutlimatic Motorsports on the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge sports car racing circuit.
Deegan is the daughter of freestyle motocross icon Brian Deegan, who previously has driven Ford rally cars and off-road trucks. She has become known as an aggressive driving format and even spun her teammate on the way to her third win.
“I’m just super excited to be a part of this program, because I know they’re fully invested,” Deegan told NASCAR.com. “That’s something that I’ve been looking for and I know it’s going to be a good, longstanding relationship in the future.”
— Ford Performance (@FordPerformance) December 17, 2019
Deegan will make her debut with Ford at the IMSA race on the Daytona International Speedway road course in January 2020 and follow it up on February 8 with her first start for DGR-Crosley in the ARCA season opener on Daytona’s oval track.Categories: Blog, NASCAR