NASCAR Driver Hailie Deegan Apologies After Using R-Word

Tanya Simon
January 13, 2021

"Earlier tonight I used an insensitive word during an online race being broadcast on twitch", Deegan stated.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Hailie Deegan will be required take sensitivity training before the season after her use of an offensive word during an online racing stream Sunday. "It was inappropriate slang and a stupid thing to do".

She's set to run a full season in the Truck Series in 2021 as she works her way up the NASCAR ladder. Oh, ay, who's the r--d behind me?

In 2018, the California became the first woman to win a race in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series West. Deegan now competes for Ford Racing Development in mostly lower-level NASCAR series.

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Ford issued a statement Monday: "We are aware of this inappropriate comment".

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Deegan, 18, is the daughter of motocross legend Brian Deegan and is already one of the more popular drivers in NASCAR despite making just one Truck Series start. She competed in the ARCA Series last season.

But in 2021, that outburst could cause her career to hit the skids when even NASCAR is stepping away from its redneck image. Her runner-up finish past year at Daytona in her series debut tied for the best result by a female driver in that series. She would hope she does not get into trouble with the David Gilliland Racing team. By doing so, she tied the best result registered by a female athlete in the ARCA Series.

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