Hailie Deegan NASCAR Xfinity Series Charlotte Motor Speedway BetMGM 300 Race Preview

AM Racing | NASCAR Xfinity Series

Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway | BetMGM 300

Fast Facts


No. 15 AM Racing Team:

Driver: Hailie Deegan

Primary Partner(s): AirBox

Manufacturer: Ford Mustang

Crew Chief: Joe Williams Jr.

Spotter: Michael Fisher

Chassis Intel: AMR Chassis No. X-006

Engine: Roush-Yates Engines

Notes of Interest:

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 BetMGM 300 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor 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 have won 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 10th time in 2024, AirBox will serve as the primary marketing partner of Deegan’s No. 15 Ford Mustang in Saturday afternoon’s BetMGM 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In 2017, AirBox was established to focus on building the world’s best air purifiers for indoor occupied spaces. This coincided with people starting to wake up to issues with indoor air quality. With new challenges to air cleanliness, such as COVID-19 and wildfire smoke, people are looking for effective and proven solutions to ensure they receive cleaner air, at last.

Their history in delivering clean air systems and services gives them an expertise that is unmatched. AirBox uses some of the most effective air filtration technologies that exist with Certified HEPA and Advanced Molecular Adsorption. Coupled with their Indoor Air Quality Assessment, AirBox is the total solution for all indoor air quality needs, ensuring their customers meet and exceed current and future ventilation standards.

Today, AirBox filtration systems are used across the country, purifying the air and capturing harmful irritants to create healthier, safer spaces. They’ve become the trusted choice for hospitals, educational centers, offices, warehouses, construction zones, public assembly, sports facilities, and more.

They’re proud to build all products to the highest standards in the USA at their North Carolina production facility. Every day, AirBox is working hard to give the American people the safer learning, working, and living environments they deserve—helping people breathe easy and live better. 

AMerican Heroes: NASCAR and its fans have always put Patriotism and American Pride at the forefront of every race weekend. That same passion runs just as deep at AM Racing, a team whose family lineage is deeply rooted in the Armed Forces and First Responders workforce.

We’re a team whose blood bleeds Red, White and Blue every day, which is why we are proud of our AMerican Heroes this weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

The No. 15 AM Racing team will recognize several Armed Forces members who tragically lost their lives while bravely fighting for our freedom.

1st Sgt Mike Flor, Cpl Mark Baca, Cpl Adam Buyes, Cpl Kevin “Jack” Dempsey, Cpl Riley Pape, Cpl Ryan Pape, Cpl Alejandro Romero, GySgt Javier Obleas, HM2 Michael Milam, LCpl Luke Holler, LCpl Joseph Whaley, Sgt Colin Arslanbas, Sgt David Caruso, Sgt Justin Hansen, Ssgt Patrick Dolphin, SSgt David Galloway, SSgt Caleb Medley, SSgt Michael Roots and SSgt Vincent Sabasteanski will all be honored on the hood of Deegan’s Ford Mustang for the 200-lap race on Saturday.

We are a nation that is united by one flag, which represents all the liberties and freedoms that we would not be able to enjoy without the sacrifices of those willing to answer the call.

Starting at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Memorial Day weekend and continuing throughout the remainder of the season, the team will work to salute all the men and women, past and present, who truly deserve the title of Hero every weekend.

Hailie Deegan NASCAR Xfinity Series Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s BetMGM 300 will mark Deegan’s inaugural Xfinity Series start at the 1.5-mile speedway, nestled just outside Charlotte’s Queen City.

Deegan, however, does own three prior NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series starts at the famed North Carolina race track from 2021 – 2023.

Her track-best result occurred in her debut during the 2021 North Carolina Education Lottery 200, where she steered to a 13th-place finish after starting 12th for David Gilliland Racing (now TRICON Garage).

Hailie Deegan NASCAR Xfinity Series Career Stats: In 12 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 11 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 36 percent of the 2024 Xfinity Series season complete, AM Racing and Hailie Deegan would like to thank their marketing partners for their support: AirBox, Flying Circle, Klutch Vodka, Mechanix Wear, Monster Energy Drink, Mobil 1, Viva Tequila Seltzer and WIX Filters.

Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 Race Recap: The 11th race of the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicked off in Darlington, S.C. on Saturday, May 11.

Flying the AirBox colors for the sixth consecutive weekend, Deegan, in her Too Tough To Tame Xfinity debut, started 32nd after practice and qualifying were washed out.

Despite no practice, Deegan was methodically moving forward and on the lead lap when another car made contact with her No. 15 Airbox Throwback Ford Mustang, cutting down the left rear tire and causing extensive damage to her race car.

The damage, which included the fuel cell area, forced the team to retire and suffer a frustrating 36th-place finish.

From the Pit Box: Industry veteran Joe Williams Jr. is Hailie Deegan’s crew chief.

He will be crew chief for his 143rd NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday and his fifth at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

In his previous 142 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, he has collected one win (Auto Club Speedway | February 2022), eight top-five and 30 top-10 finishes.

Follow on Social Media: For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing), or follow them on Instagram and X | Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. 

For more on Hailie Deegan, please visit hailiedeegan.com, like her Facebook page (HailieDeegan4), or follow her on Instagram (@hailiedeegan), YouTube and X | Twitter (@hailiedeegan).

Hailie Deegan Quoteboard:

On Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway: “I am confident heading to Charlotte Motor Speedway because my AM Racing team has been able to bring me some fast No. 15 AirBox Ford Mustangs on the intermediate tracks this season.

“Without question, the year has been frustrating. We have definitely shown a lot of promise, but for one reason or another, we can’t deliver the finishes I know we deserve. We’ll look to bounce back from the misfortune of Darlington with a strong finish on Saturday afternoon.”

Race Information:

The BetMGM 300 (200 laps | 300 miles) is the 12th of thirty-three (33) NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2024 schedule. Practice will occur on Fri., May 24, 2024, from 3:35 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. Qualifying will immediately follow, beginning at 4:05 p.m. The 38-car field will take the green flag on Sat., May 25, 2024, shortly after 1:00 p.m., with live coverage on FOX, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (Eastern).

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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