AM Racing Propels Hailie Deegan to Xfinity Series Career-Best Finish at Talladega

AM Racing Propels Hailie Deegan to Xfinity Series Career-Best Finish at Talladega

Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway | Ag-Pro 300

Team: No. 15 AirBox Ford Mustang

Driver: Hailie Deegan  

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Start: 31st

Finish: 12th; Running (124 | 124 laps completed)

Driver Points Position: 24th | Owner Points Position: 27th

Hailie Deegan Quote: “The overall takeaway is that after qualifying, we knew that we were in the position to have to just hang back all race. We didn’t have the single-car speed to be able to qualify well, so we ended up starting pretty far back, and we just rode pretty much all race. I know I’m really good when people start wrecking in front of me, getting out of the way, and slowing down, so I made sure no one was behind me to drive through me.

“I just tried to avoid every caution. It’s kind of what I usually do here. That’s what I did here in trucks. Then, coming towards the end of the race, everything worked out. We got a caution right there with two to go and we were right in it. We were right there, and then everyone started running out of gas, and we got another caution.

“It was all falling in order, and then we fired off on the final restart, and I was pretty much the only car on the outside but didn’t get any help. I got left off the drive completely. I tried to block a run from behind, but I knew if I kept trying to do that I was going to get wrecked, so, honestly, it’s a great finish for what we’ve had this year.

“But I think I punched the wall pretty hard when I got back to the hauler because I was so upset after the position we were in.”

Next Up: BetRivers 200 at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway on Sat., April 27, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. ET live on FOX | Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a multi-tiered, multi-faceted Motorsports program headquartered in Statesville, N.C.

Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.

The family-owned team will compete in the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and various Dirt Modified events in its eighth year of competition.

The team has named Hailie Deegan, Christian Rose, and Austin Wayne Self as their primary drivers for the 2024 Xfinity, ARCA Menards Series and Dirt Modified seasons, respectively.

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