Hailie Deegan, 19, to Become Full-Time NASCAR Camping World Truck Driver in 2021

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorOctober 17, 2020

ARCA driver Hailie Deegan prepares to get in her car prior to the start of the NASCAR ARCA auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Saturday June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Hallie Deegan will race full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, per an announcement from Ford Performance on Saturday (h/t NASCAR.com).

Deegan's first full-time season will be in 2021, but she made her debut Saturday at the Clean Harbors 200 at Kansas Speedway.

Deegan finished third in the ARCA Menards Series standings this season, amassing a pair of second-place finishes in addition to four top-five and 17 top-10 results.

The 19-year-old inked a deal with Ford's driver development program after previously aligning with Toyota Racing. She raced on ARCA Menards Series West for two seasons before moving to the main ARCA Menards Series in 2020.