Friday, October 6, 2023

Hailie Deegan Signs Xfinity Deal

Hailie Deegan Signs Xfinity Deal

Multi-Year #NASCAR Deal with AM Racing in the No. 15


Hailie Rochelle Deegan is an American professional stock car racing driver. She competes full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No. 13 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing. Deegan is currently a Ford Performance driver and formerly a Toyota Racing Development driver.


After much speculation, Hailie Deegan has her deal for 2024 and it is indeed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with AM Racing.  The organization announced an expansion to two cars, in order to get a partner for Brett Moffitt. It will be Deegan and she will be on a multi-year deal.


An announcement was made today by AM Racing. Hailie Deegan, according to Adam Stern of Sports Business Journal, will be sponsored by Viva Seltzer and Airbox Purifier. As a Monster Energy athlete, I’d assume that they remain as a sponsor as well. However, only Viva Seltzer and Airbox were named as primary sponsors. So, perhaps not.


Deegan has been wanting to move up to the Xfinity Series. There are some who believe she will perform better in the Xfinity car than in the trucks right now.


This season is finishing up for the Craftsman Truck Series. Hailie Deegan gave it a go with ThorSport as her old team became TRICON Garage and a Toyota partner. Deegan has not performed to the level many expect of her at times. She’s been honest about her struggles.


However, in the one Xfinity Series start, Deegan showed a flash. P13 at Las Vegas in 2022. It might be getting out of the truck and into a new car that gets her pumped up. Or she might just be more comfortable with the driving style of the Xfinity car.


In 2023, for the Truck Series, she has just two top-10 finishes. If we go back to her ARCA days in the West Series, she had multiple wins and lots of top-5 finishes. Let’s see what she does in these Xfinity cars.


When you look at what AM Racing did this season with Brett Moffitt, it should be exciting. The former Truck Series champion, who just won at Talladega in a one-off, has performed well. He has eight top-10s and an additional top-5 this season. Not great, but there is potential.


Adding a second car should help. Especially at drafting tracks. Moffitt is a bit the opposite of Deegan. Great promise in the Truck Series, even now, but has struggled at times in the Xfinity car. Either way, it looks like a good deal and Deegan is happy to be part of the team.


“I am excited about the opportunity to compete full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, starting next year with AM Racing,” said Deegan in an AM Racing press release. “From the start, the team has been nothing but great to work with, and the vision that Wade has for the team to accomplish align with my values perfectly.


“Through the support of Ford and the AM Racing team, I feel that we will achieve great things together in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for all of us.”


Hailie Deegan is going racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This is a big step up, and just about everything she’s wanted heading into this offseason. AM Racing is back with Roush Yates Engines. No crew chief has been announced.



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About AM Racing

AM Racing is a multi-tiered, multi-faceted Motorsports program headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The family-owned team will compete in the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and various Dirt Modified events in its seventh year of competition. The team has named Brett Moffitt, Christian Rose and Austin Wayne Self as their primary drivers for the 2023 Xfinity, ARCA Menards Series and Dirt Modified seasons respectively. 


Hailie Deegan Interview after Signing Multi-Year Deal with Am Racing In The NASCAR Xfinity Series


source: MSN Sports Media

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