Both 2020 cars for Hailie Deegan have been released
Hailie Deegan rolled into the off-season without a contract for 2020. She was open to many forms of racing as previously stated in social media videos.
View videos of Hailie Deegan’s 2020 cars below.
Now, she has located a deal. Deegan will move to Ford Performance in 2020. She’ll drive for DGR-Crosley race team, a team that just switched to Ford, last week.
Staying open, she’ll run in various forms of the auto racing ladder. Deegan will run all 20 ARCA Menards Series events in 2020 with DGR-Crosley.
In addition, She’s also signed to drive the Mustang GT4 for Multimatic Motorsports in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.
“Hailie has shown in her brief time behind the wheel of a stock car that she’s got what it takes to be successful,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
“Our goal is to put her on a path to realize our shared goal of winning championships and part of that is gaining experience on tracks such as road courses and superspeedways. We feel this year will serve as a good foundation for what lies ahead,” Rushbrook concluded.
The racing family is familiar with the blue oval. Brian Deegan, her father, drove a Ford Fiesta in the Global Rallycross Championship. He also won a gold medal in the Rallycross competition in the 2011 X Games.
“We are very excited to have Hailie join the Ford Performance Team,” said Rob Johnston, global marketing manager, Ford Performance.
“She is a rising star in motorsports with a new and already large fan base that we are looking forward to engaging with through her talent and personality,” Johnston concluded.
Hailie Deegan on 2020
Deegan became the first woman to claim a victory in the ARCA Menards Series West (previously NASCAR K&N Series West). She’s run with the series in the previous two seasons. In 14 starts, she’s picked up three wins along the way.
“I could not be more excited to join Ford Performance and DGR-Crosley,” said Deegan.
“It became clear quickly that I align with the Ford Performance vision of driver development and our shared drive to win. It is also extra special to get to race with Ford, a family company, that already had ties to my family. Growing up watching my dad race a Ford, and now to be able to do the same thing is very cool.”
“It’s also important to me to be teamed up with a hardworking group such as DGR with like minded vision and goals.”
“We are all committed to work as hard as it takes to finish on top. I look forward to the upcoming season and learning as much as possible to get me closer to accomplishing my goals of winning races.”
Deegan will make her 2020 debut in the IMSA Series.