CRANDALL: Why NASCAR wants Hailie Deegan
The facet of her race automobile may say Hailie Deegan, however maybe it’s time we name her ‘Hailie the Headliner.’
At 17 years outdated, Deegan shortly took the NASCAR world by storm as a reasonably, younger, feminine race automobile driver. Recently, she’s been taking all the eye, too – albeit for what are arguably the fallacious causes.
Following the NASCAR Okay&N Professional Sequence West race Saturday at Colorado Nationwide Speedway, Deegan was the discuss of the city. Within the means of profitable for the second time this season, Deegan made contact along with her Invoice McAnally teammate Derek Kraus on the final lap within the last two corners.
Made contact. Ran over. Spun out. That’s what has sparked the most recent dialog, not solely about how she gained, however the truth that Deegan’s three profession wins have concerned contact.
Until one is a group proprietor, sponsor, or NASCAR official, there needs to be no telling a driver the best way to maintain the steering wheel. What this incident has accomplished as an alternative is solidify the idea that Deegan doesn’t care what anybody on or off the observe thinks, and he or she has repeatedly made it clear she’s right here to win races, will achieve this at any value, after which climb out and inform you all about it.
Deegan, like a Kyle Busch or Johnny Sauter, Clint Bowyer, and even a Tyler Reddick, is a firecracker persona who could make folks cry with laughter or shake with anger.