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  • Deegan driving for ThorSport Racing in 2023

    Read that Hailie Deegan will drive for ThorSport Racing in 2023. ThorSport is returning to Ford after spending the last couple seasons with Toyota.
    Last edited by Nascar24; 12-15-2022, 12:18 PM.

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    How in the world did she end up getting an upgrade?

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    • kwobubba
      kwobubba commented
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      Ford still believes in her, and after her one off in Xfinity, maybe rightfully so. Xfinity cars are much more dependent on driver talent input than the wide open high DF trucks. Although, sending her back to that series is probably a waste of time. It sounds like they tried to get her an xfinity ride and the few Ford seats were full after the Custer demotion.

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    Better equipment should be better for her.

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    • #4
      Do or Die time for Deegan

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      • #5
        Trucks is a horrible development series. You are either up front or in the middle of people playing bumper cars.

        Hopefully she can find the sponsor dollars into an Xfinity ride so her talent isnt squandered she has more desire and talent than trucks is showing. She could be a multi time champ in Cup

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        • #6
          They are wasting an opportunity to develop her and that Star power in a seat in Xfinity

          hope they don’t blow the opportunity and miss the window

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Alan Harkleroad View Post
            They are wasting an opportunity to develop her and that Star power in a seat in Xfinity

            hope they don’t blow the opportunity and miss the window
            Just another example of Ford doing Ford stuff. They’re content with being the 3rd tier manufacturer in Nascar. She should’ve signed with Chevrolet. They would’ve capitalized on the fanfare. I’m not sure how good Hailie is after how bad she’s done in trucks but I do think her Xfinity performance showed she has talent. The fact is, she doesn’t have to clear an extremely high bar to be better than Danica was anyway. If she was able to run full time Xfinity, and win a race, then have a Cup career with moderate success, she’ll have raised the bar and given women competitors someone to look to beyond Danica.

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            • Thunderstruck
              Thunderstruck commented
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              Deegan has the fire, and the talent. And the youth. I have seen her out race and go back after people and not back down. Ford is who is holding her back.... You put her in a competitive Chevy, and she will win.

          • #8
            Deegan commentary aside, I find it hilarious how much ThorSport flip-flops between Ford and Toyota.
            24/16/42/7

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            • kwobubba
              kwobubba commented
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              They were probably hoping to be the recipients of the TRD money that KBM was getting. When TRD picked DGR, they probably figured getting whatever scraps Ford would give them would be the next best thing.

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            Originally posted by kwobubba View Post

            Just another example of Ford doing Ford stuff. They’re content with being the 3rd tier manufacturer in Nascar. She should’ve signed with Chevrolet. They would’ve capitalized on the fanfare. I’m not sure how good Hailie is after how bad she’s done in trucks but I do think her Xfinity performance showed she has talent. The fact is, she doesn’t have to clear an extremely high bar to be better than Danica was anyway. If she was able to run full time Xfinity, and win a race, then have a Cup career with moderate success, she’ll have raised the bar and given women competitors someone to look to beyond Danica.
            There are a couple females driving midgets that are gonna start working their way up the ladder and when they get to Cup are gonna be a force to reckon with

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            • #10
              Deegan has the talent, she signed a contract with Ford for development.... and seeing what Ford is doing outside of Penske.... leaves alot to be desired.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Thunderstruck View Post
                Deegan has the talent, she signed a contract with Ford for development.... and seeing what Ford is doing outside of Penske.... leaves alot to be desired.
                Ford Has Room for Deegan

                I remember Brad wants to bring back RFK Xfinity Series Program
                #SupportLangleySpeedway

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                • Thunderstruck
                  Thunderstruck commented
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                  Yeah but its a bad development with his teams. Ford is lacking to fully invest like they used to. Penske did it because Roger paid for it , not Ford.

                • liam.worley
                  liam.worley commented
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                  Also said that it was going to have a tailgate tho not ruling it RFK tho. Brad has an eye for talent and would love to see him have an influence in the truck series again

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                Hailie Deegan Officially Joins ThorSport Racing in Trucks For 2023.
                Deegan will pilot the team’s No. 13 Ford F-150. The departure of Christian Eckes, who moved to McAnally Hilgemann Racing’s No. 19 entry for the 2023 season, made way for Deegan to join the team.


                Last edited by Nascar24; 12-15-2022, 12:21 PM.

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                  • #14
                    I am looking forward to seeing what she can do after 3 yrs in trucks in good equipment

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                    • #15
                      I can confirm, Deegan will drive the No. 13 for ThorSport and the team is returning for Ford:

                      Hailie Deegan will drive ThorSport Racing's No. 13 for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season as the team returns to Ford Performance.

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