Hailie Deegan Wiki – Biography
Hailie Rochelle Deegan is an American professional stock car racing driver. She currently competes full-time in the ARCA Menards Series, driving the No. 4 Ford Fusion for DGR-Crosley. Deegan is currently a Ford Racing Development driver and formerly a Toyota Racing Development driver.
— Hailie Deegan (@HailieDeegan) February 17, 2020
Hailie Deegan Age
She is 18 years old.
Personal life, Education and Career
Deegan is the daughter of Brian Deegan, a motocross rider, off-road racer, and former X Games athlete. She attended Rancho Christian High School in her hometown of Temecula, California. Deegan currently splits time between her two residences in California and Mooresville, North Carolina.
Deegan was already racing professionally before she graduated from high school. Sonoma Raceway actually tweeted about her graduation, since she received her diploma just moments before hopping into her car to race.
Deegan was a student at Rancho Christian High School in Temecula, California, her hometown, but she has said in interviews that she was homeschooled in order to be able to balance schooling and her racing commitments. Since her graduation and signing with Ford Performance, she spends time in California as well as North Carolina.
Deegan grew up racing off-road and on dirt but transitioned to competing on asphalt in 2016 to pursue a career in stock car racing. She began her career in NASCAR in 2018 at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series level. She is the only female to have won races in the K&N Pro Series, doing so in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. She is the daughter of Brian Deegan.
Deegan began riding dirt bikes at age seven and began racing at the age of eight, running in off-road series. She eventually competed in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, where she became the first female to win a championship, doing so in the 2013 Junior 2 Karts season.
Deegan became the Modified Kart Regional Champion in 2015 and became the Modified Kart National Champion the following year. She was also named 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Driver of the Year. She continued to race full-time in the Pro Lite division of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in 2017.
In 2016, Deegan began her transition to asphalt racing by driving legends cars for Rev Racing. In 2017, she made her asphalt late model debut with a pair of CARS Super Late Model Tour starts, first at Tri-County Motor Speedway, and later at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Hailie Deegan Met Trump
Although she didn’t race in the event, she was hosting a meet-and-greet with her fans when she posted on Twitter her goal of getting a helmet signed by Trump. Donald Trump, Jr. was at Daytona 500 and replied, asking her to DM him so he could set it up.
DM me… I may know someone. https://t.co/bJoxmZFP73
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 16, 2020
Later that day, Deegan met Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, posing for a photo that she posted to Twitter. Trump also signed her helmet.
— Hailie Deegan (@HailieDeegan) February 16, 2020
In her statement posted to the Ford Performance site, Hailie said: “I could not be more excited to join Ford Performance and DGR-Crosley.” She added, “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.” She finished her statement by saying “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.”