Hailie Deegan will be running the full 2021 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule.
The 19-year-old Deegan will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors while driving for DGR-Crosley Racing next season.
“I am excited for this next step in my career with Ford Performance,” Deegan said. “I have raced trucks in the off-road world but to now have the opportunity to race trucks next season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a dream come true. I have some great partners already behind me for next season. We have a few primaries still available and I hope that we can fill these up in the coming weeks. I can‘t wait for Daytona 2021 to get here.”
In Deegan’s debut in the series she finished 16th at Kansas Speedway setting the highest finish for a female driver in their debut.
“My first time starting that truck was coming off pit road and taking the green flag,” Deegan said. “It was definitely difficult. My expectations of how the truck was going to handle based on what my crew told me was not how it handled the first stage. We were able to tune it up to how I liked it and get better every single time we pitted.
“I think, at the end of the day, it was crazy. I had so much fun, and I can’t wait to do more of it.”