The daughter of freestyle motocross legend Brian Deegan, Hailie Deegan began her racing career on dirt – but it’s her skill on pavement that makes the 19-year-old one of NASCAR’s can’t-miss prospects.
The Temecula, California, native spent last year competing full time in the ARCA Menards Series, where she posted four top-five finishes and 17 top-10 results en route to a third-place finish in points. Deegan also debuted in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last October at Kansas Speedway, finishing 16th in a No. 17 Ford owned by David Gilliland.
Deegan reprises her role in Gilliland’s truck on a full-time basis this season.
Her skill behind the wheel – developed after years of Trophy Truck races on dirt – gives Deegan a great chance to add to DGR’s victory tally before the year is over.
The team enters this season with one win, a 2019 triumph at Kentucky Speedway with Tyler Ankrum at the controls.
With another young star in his stable, Gilliland is sure to help amplify Deegan’s potential.
“I’ve enjoyed watching Hailie progress in the ARCA Menards Series and prepare for the next step in her racing career, moving up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” Gilliland said last fall. “I’m happy DGR can be part of her learning process as she transitions to the next level of competition.”
Deegan’s dynamic personality won her a legion of fans before she’d even left high school.
If she can compete for wins at NASCAR’s third-highest level, it’ll boost her popularity to new heights.