Hailie Deegan removed from car for Chicago Street Race, Joey Logano in for AM Racing

AM Racing will make a driver switch for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series event at the Chicago Street Race on July 6.

Joey Logano will get behind the wheel of the No. 15 Ford Mustang for the event putting Hailie Deegan on the sidelines after 17 starts for the team this year.

Logano won Sunday’s Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway after managing his fuel though multiple overtime sessions.

“The level of competition in the Xfinity Series is as competitive as it’s ever been,” commented AM Racing team president Wade Moore. “It is our goal at AM Racing to field a competitive race team through our technical alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing and provide any of our drivers the best equipment and opportunity to be successful on track each weekend.”

“With that being said, we haven’t had the success on track that we were hoping for in the first half of the season. When the opportunity to have Joey in the car at Chicago became a possibility, we felt we needed to take advantage of the knowledge and feedback that a two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion could provide to our teams’ growth.”

Added Moore, “We intend to take the feedback and data from the Chicago race weekend and apply it to building better race cars each week so AM Racing can have a stronger second half of the season.”

Klutch Vodka will sponsor Logano’s return to the Xfinity Series at the second ever Loop 100 at the Chicago Street Course.

Logano’s accomplishments in NASCAR are well known. Since arriving in the sport he has had success at multiple levels including a Cup Series title.

Last year Logano did not run in the Xfinity Series race on the street course though he finished eighth in the Cup Series race.

“Racing in the rain on Chicago’s Street Course last year was a challenge within itself. Any extra seat time is always a positive for unique tracks such as this one,” said Logano. “Driving the NASCAR Xfinity Series cars are a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to climbing behind the wheel of the No. 15 AM Racing Ford Mustang, with high hopes to wheel it to the front.”

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