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Deegan to DGR; switch to Ford? UPDATE

UPDATE 2: Hailie Deegan, who made NASCAR history when she became the first female driver to win a race in what is now known as the ARCA Menards Series West (formerly K&N Pro Series West) in 2018, has signed a development contract to drive with Ford Performance.

Deegan, 18, will be competing in multiple series during the 2020 season as part of the DGR-Crosley race team, which announced it was moving to Ford Performance last week. She will run all 20 races in the ARCA Menards Series with that organization and also select events in the Mustang GT4 with Multimatic Motorsports in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.


UPDATE: DGR-Crosley announced its partnership with Ford for 2020. Drivers, TBA. A media alert was sent out on Thursday, noting a Tuesday, December 17 announcement of a new Ford development driver.

Original post: K&N racer Hailie Deegan’s name is in the mix to be joining DGR-Crosley. The team may also potentially be moving from Toyota to Ford.

Toyota executives had previously indicated they had hopes of entering Deegan in Truck events in 2020.

DGR has yet to announce their 2020 Truck lineup following the departure of 2019 Playoff contender Tyler Ankrum.

It is also unclear if Deegan would run K&N events, or Trucks for the team, if the move were to happen.