Hailie Deegan will make her first career NASCAR national series start Oct. 17 at Kansas Speedway, it was announced Wednesday.
The 19-year-old from California is set to drive the No. 17 Ford for DGR-Crosley in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Deegan currently drives full time for the organization in the ARCA Menards Series, steering the No. 4 entry, where she’s currently ranked third in the standings with four top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in 19 races.
@IMSA ✅@ARCA_Racing ✅@NASCAR_Trucks … ✅@HailieDeegan will take another step in her Ford Developmental Driver program training, running the @NASCAR Truck race at @kansasspeedway Oct. 17th. pic.twitter.com/uuVTn7jYL1
— Ford Performance (@FordPerformance) October 7, 2020
Deegan has yet to win in the ARCA Menards Series, but does hold three victories from 2018-19 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West — now known as the ARCA Menards Series West.
DGR-Crosley fields one full-time Gander Trucks team — the No. 15 of Tanner Gray. The No. 17 truck is a part-time option for multiple drivers, such as Deegan.
The Clean Harbors 200 is set for 4 p.m. ET next Saturday (FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It’ll be a 134-lap event around the 1.5-mile track in Kansas City.