Wednesday, July 10, 2024

AM Racing, Hailie Deegan part ways

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Hailie Deegan has parted ways with AM Racing. She announced the departure on her social media following the Chicago Street Race.

This comes two days after she was not in the car for the Street Race. Instead, NASCAR Cup Series regular Joey Logano was in the ride.

Former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Hailie Deegan looks on in her car during practice for the Tennessee Lottery 250
Hailie Deegan looks on in her car during practice for the Tennessee Lottery 250 (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

“Beginning this season, | had a lot of excitement and hope in taking my next step in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” Deegan said in a statement. “It’s something I’ve been working towards for years and always dreamt about. | worked hard to prepare for this season after the team pursued me to drive their car. Unfortunately, it has not turned out the way that | expected. There are always several reasons within a race team as to why things do or do not work, but sadly our goals no longer align. With that being said, myself and AM Racing will be parting ways.

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“The only thing | am focused on is getting back to being competitive. That is ALL that matters to me. I’m working as quick(ly) as possible to find the best opportunities to get back (on) the track. I’m thankful for the following that | have and everyone who supports me, It’s truly only me that knows the whole story and what | need to succeed. See you at the track, soon.”

Logano finished 8th in the same equipment that Deegan previously drove. He said before the race that this move was to help the AM Racing team evaluate their program.

His 8th place finish came in The Loop 110 in Chicago.

Deegan competed in 17 races with the team. Her best finish was 12th.

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She also had a 15th and 18th place finish. Deegan also has 3 DNF, according to Racing Reference.

In the majority of her races, she finished 20th or worse. She finished 28th in her last race with the team.

Her sponsors on the season were Klutch Vodka, Airbox, Cody Jinks – Change the Game, and Viva Tequila Seltzer.

She completed 2,682 laps of the season. There were 2,922 laps in the races that she competed in. She did not lead a single lap.

Hailie Deegan Statement
Hailie Deegan Statement (Photo by Hailie Deegan/Facebook)

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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