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Hailie Deegan Ousted From Xfinity NASCAR Ford Team

Hailie Deegan and NASCAR Ford team AM Racing have parted ways, effective immediately. In other words, Deegan will no longer compete in the Xfinity Series, leaving her future in motorsports is currently unclear.

According to a report from NASCAR.com, AM Racing dropped the news in a statement released on Monday, July 8th, 2024. The news isn’t a surprise, as the organization abruptly announced that it had tapped Joey Logano to drive the No. 15 Ford Mustang Dark Horse in the Xfinity Series race at the Chicago Street Course last weekend, effectively kicking Deegan out of the race car. Logano finished eighth in the event.

“AM Racing and Hailie Deegan have decided to part ways, effective immediately,” AM Racing stated. “We are grateful for Hailie’s contributions and dedication as the driver of the No. 15 Ford Mustang during her time with the race team. We wish Hailie the best in her future endeavors and look forward to her continued success on and off the track.”

In 17 races behind the wheel of the No. 15 Mustang, Deegan posted an average finish if 26.8, finishing just four races in 20th or better. Deegan is currently 28th in the Xfinity Series points, last among the drivers who have competed in every event so far this season. Initially, Deegan signed on for a multi-season deal in the Xfinity Series with AM Racing, but she has been released from her obligations.

Deegan seems determined to get back in a race car. On social media, she said, “The only thing I am focused on is getting back to being competitive. That is ALL that matters to me. I’m working as quick as possible to find the best opportunities to get back to the track. I’m thankful for the following that I have and everyone who supports me. It’s truly only me that knows the whole story and what I need to succeed. See you at the track, soon.”

At this time, it’s not clear who will drive the No. 15 NASCAR Ford moving forward, or if AM Racing intends to continue fielding it.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Bob

    Back to Go-Carts Hailie!

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  2. Charles Miles Stemple

    She was totally mishandled by Ford. She will probably do better back with the Toyota camp.

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  3. Mike s

    What’s better Charles, average finish of 25.8? She’s a female and unfortunately they, as a gender, have less strength and stamina. Because of this women will never dominate a male sport. There will surely be an exception one day, Danica Patrick certainly represented well, but you have to be an awful good MALE driver to succeed in auto racing. Good luck to all the females that are trying.

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