Deegan set for full-season Truck experience in 2021
Hailie Deegan will transition into the Tenting World Truck Collection in 2021 with a full schedule driving for DGR-Crosley.
“I’m excited for this subsequent step in my profession with Ford Efficiency,” Deegan mentioned in a launch through Ford. “I’ve raced vehicles within the off-road world, however to now have the chance to race vehicles subsequent season within the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection is a dream come truck.
“I’ve some nice companions already behind me for subsequent season. We’ve a couple of primaries nonetheless accessible, and I hope that we are able to fill these up within the coming weeks. I can’t anticipate Daytona 2021 to get right here.”
Ford Efficiency introduced Deegan’s ’21 plans throughout her Truck Collection debut Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. The sponsor, truck quantity, and crew chief weren’t disclosed. Deegan, 19, joined the Ford improvement camp final winter.
“We’re very proud of Hailie’s progress as demonstrated in her first 12 months as part of our Ford Efficiency driver improvement program,” mentioned Mark Rushbrook, world director, Ford Efficiency Motorsports. “Persevering with with the consistency from DGR-Crosley, Hailie is able to make the step to the NASCAR Truck Collection, offering some intense competitors and nice racing.”
Deegan wrapped up Rookie of the Yr honors with DGR-Crosley within the ARCA Menards Collection on Friday night time at Kansas, ending third within the total level standings. In 20 races, Deegan earned 17 top-10 finishes and 4 top-five finishes.
“I’ve loved watching Hailie progress within the ARCA Menards Collection this season and put together for the subsequent step in her racing profession, transferring as much as the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection in 2021,” mentioned co-owner David Gilliland. “I’m completely happy DGR-Crosley could be a part of her studying course of as she transitions to the subsequent stage of competitors, and we’re all excited to start out prepping for subsequent season along with her.”