AM Racing | Hailie Deegan Iowa Speedway Xfinity Series Race Preview

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Sophomore Journey: After a successful rookie campaign in the NASCAR Xfinity Series last season with driver Brett Moffitt, AM Racing will embark on its sophomore journey in 2024 with driver Hailie Deegan for the entire 33-race tour, continuing with Saturday afternoon’s Hy-Vee PERKS 250 at Iowa Speedway. 

The Statesville, N.C.-based team hopes to expand its footprint in the NASCAR Xfinity Series by running two cars throughout the season with its partial No. 25 AM Racing entry. 

Future Focused: Last October, AM Racing announced that Hailie Deegan joined the family-owned operation to pilot the team’s No. 15 Ford Mustang in a multiyear agreement. 

Deegan, a native of Temecula, Calif. has been a staple in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series for the past three seasons but will embrace her rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as part of the Ford Performance program. 

Deegan grew up racing off-road and on dirt but transitioned to competing on asphalt in 2016 to pursue a career in stock car racing. She began that transition in 2018 in the ARCA Menards Series West (previously NASCAR K&N Pro Series West). She became the first female driver to win races in the West Series, doing so in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, respectively. 

Deegan, 22, arrives at AM Racing after a stint driving for ThorSport Racing in 2023. 

Giving You Peace of Air: For the 15th time in 2024, AirBox will serve in a major partnership role on Deegan’s No. 15 Ford Mustang in Saturday afternoon’s Hy-Vee PERKS 250 at Iowa Speedway.

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Hailie Deegan NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa Speedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Hy-Vee PERKS 250 will mark Deegan’s inaugural Xfinity Series start at the 0.875-mile nestled in Newton, Iowa. 

Deegan, however, does own one prior ARCA Menards Series start at the Midwest short track. During her full-time campaign in the developmental series owned by NASCAR, Deegan finished 18th after qualifying fourth in the 2020 running of the Shore Lunch 150. 

After running inside the top-10, Deegan suffered a mechanical failure with her David Gilliland Racing team, which led to an 18th-place effort in her lone Iowa Speedway start. 

Hailie Deegan NASCAR Xfinity Series Career Stats: In 15 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, Deegan has a career-best 12th-place finish after starting 31st for AM Racing at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April 2024. 

In addition to her 12 Xfinity Series starts, she has achieved 70 ARCA Menards Series starts, including three wins and 69 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series starts to her credit. 

Thanks For Your Support: With 42 percent of the 2024 Xfinity Series season complete, AM Racing and Hailie Deegan would like to thank their marketing partners for their support: AirBoxFlying CircleKlutch VodkaMechanix WearMonster Energy DrinkMobil 1Viva Tequila Seltzer and WIX Filters.

Sonoma Raceway | Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 Race Recap: The 14th race of the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicked off in Sonoma, Calif. on Saturday, June 8. 

Flying the Viva Tequila Seltzer colors for the first time this season, Deegan started her No. 15 Viva Tequila Seltzer Ford Mustang from the 37th position. 

Despite starting the third Xfinity Series road course deep in the field, she was making progress during Stage 1 of the event. However, her advancement would be stalled when her Ford Mustang suddenly lost power. 

The team was able to push her No. 15 AM Racing Ford Mustang to the garage, where the necessary engine repairs were made with Deegan returning to the track, seven laps down. 

For the remainder of the race, Deegan would fight through the adversity and finish the race in the 32nd position at the checkered flag.

From the Pit Box: Industry veteran Matt Lucas is Hailie Deegan’s crew chief.

He will be crew chief for his 107th NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday and his first at Iowa Speedway. 

In his previous 106 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, he has collected two wins, 22 top-five and 39 top-10 finishes.

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Hailie Deegan Quoteboard:

On Iowa Speedway: “Definitely heading to Iowa Speedway hoping our recent bad luck is over with. 

“We’ve had some speed, just not the finishes to showcase for it. 

“It’s been a while since I’ve raced at Iowa Speedway, but I really enjoyed racing there in the ARCA Menards Series in 2020. We had a fast car then and I know my AM Racing team will bring me a fast No. 15 AirBox Ford Mustang this weekend. 

“We just need a little luck to be on our side, and hopefully, we can bring home a satisfying finish.” 

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