Hailie Deegan, discuussing her career in an interview | SCREENSHOT: Monster Energy/YouTube

Ford Performance development driver Hailie Deegan has agreed to a multi-year contract to drive the No. 15 Ford in the NASCAR Xfinity Cup Series. Her first loop around the track will take place when the season opens up on February 17 at Daytona International Speedway.

Hailie Deegan | SCREENSHOT: Hailie Deegan/YouTube

Deegan will join the circuit after a three-year stint racing in Trucks. Just 22, the raven-haired beauty has been racing vehicles of various kinds since the age of seven. And she’s highly marketable. Along with her skills, she is also charming and likable. So, she’s being pegged as a potential future face of the sport.

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

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

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Hailie Deegan will compete as a part of the AM Racing team. Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, commented on the newly acquired talent.

“We are excited to see Hailie continuing to advance her career by running full-time with AM Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024,” Rushbrook stated. “Hailie works so hard on and off the track, and AM Racing will surround her with a great team to continue her development. From what we saw from Hailie in her Xfinity Series debut in Las Vegas last year, we look forward to some great results in 2024.”

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