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01/04 2018

‘DIRT PRINCESS’ HAILIE DEEGAN SET FOR NASCAR K&N WEST DEBUT

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She is the 16-year-old daughter of X Games legend Brian Deegan

BY:  MATT WEAVER

The Dirt Princess is coming to NASCAR.

Bill McAnally Racing announced on Wednesday that Hailie Deegan will join the team for the entire 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule, driving the No. 19 Mobil 1/NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry. Deegan is the daughter of X Games legend Brian Deegan, but the 16-year-old has targeted a career in NASCAR instead. In addition to her natural background in off-road racing, Deegan also made several Super Late Model starts in the Southeast during the 2017 season.

In addition to the full 15-race Pro Series West schedule, the NASCAR Next driver will also made a handful of starts in the East division.

“We’re very pleased to announce that Hailie will make her debut in the NASCAR K&N Series driving for Bill McAnally Racing,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “She’s a very talented driver, who brings with her a lot of energy and excitement. We look forward to being a big part of Hailie’s development as she takes this next step in her racing career. We anticipate great things ahead for everybody, including our partners and fans.”

For her part, Deegan is expecting a challenge, but that’s exactly what she signed up for with a team that just captured back-to-back championships with Todd Gilliland.

“I’m really excited,” Deegan said of joining BMR. “This is the best team and equipment in the series. BMR has been great to work with. I look forward to racing at a high level on the East and West coasts with the top team. We are ready to put in the work to continue being a serious competitor.”

Deegan has completed a couple of test sessions in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series car with BMR and is ready to make her debut in NASCAR’s top developmental series.

“It will be exciting to be part of the K&N Series,” she said. “It’s been a great building ground for a lot of successful NASCAR drivers. It’s a big step.”

Brian Deegan is excited to take this journey alongside his daughter and believes she is ready to handle the challenge.

“We are looking forward to Hailie racing for such a top championship team as BMR,” he said. “We know the effort it takes to be a serious contender in the series, and she is prepared to put in the work to run up front. The road won’t be easy, as winning never is; but she’s ready to take on the challenge and looks forward to it.”