Temecula’s Deegan continues ascent in stock-car racing world

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Hailie Deegan
Temecula-raised stock-car racer Hailie Deegan, 18, has seen her career take off over the last couple of years, including a move to Ford and the DGR-Crosley team. Valley News/DGR-Crosley photo
Eighteen-year-old Hailie Deegan has had a big year in the sport of stock-car racing, and the Temecula-raised Deegan is throwing everything she has at it to take the next steps in her career. In December, Ford Performance announced Deegan would join its driver development program, outlining an upcoming 20-race season in the ARCA Menards Series. They announced she would also race in the Mustang GT4 in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. In a feature story posted on www.nascar.com, Mark Rushbrook, Ford Performance Motorsports’ global director, talked about the factors that played into signing Deegan to the team, including three 2018 race wins that came after final-lap passes. “From the competition side, it was seeing her aggression on track, seeing how she races, the results that
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