While she was not optimistic about her chances pre-race, Hailie Deegan got a bit of help in the form of lapped traffic to claim the win in the K&N Pro Series West opener.
Jagger Jones had trouble trying to get by the lapped car of Kenny Bumbera, which opened the door for Deegan to slip by.
While you were sleeping, @HailieDeegan was taking the 🏁 in the K&N Pro Series West opener out in Vegas!
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 1, 2019
“In the end we wouldn’t have caught him if it weren’t for the lapped cars,” she said. “And they got in his way. If I was him, I’d be mad. Really mad. But some peoples losses are other peoples wins and we ended up getting it done. I knew what we had to do to win. I knew it was going to come down to the last lap again and we made it happen.”