CHARLOTTE, N.C. — To be honest, Brian Deegan didn’t see that championship fire in his daughter, Hailie, when she first began racing.
With his eldest son, Haiden, sure. He’s only 12 years old but has always had the kind of daring and reckless personality that already has earned him the nickname “Danger Boy Deegan” on the motocross circuit. Even youngest son, Hudson, who races trucks and motocross at age 8 showed that classic Deegan fearlessness early.
But Hailie — smart, laid-back, happy-go-lucky Hailie — began racing go-karts at age 8 just to keep her occupied while Brian Deegan competed as a motocross and X Games motorcycle star and on the trucks circuit. It was just fun. Nothing more. Continue reading →
Industry Initiative Spotlights Future Stars of the Sport
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2018) – The nine drivers who comprise the 2018 NASCAR Next class are no strangers to accolades. This year’s group of emerging stars includes the Rookies of the Year in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well the ARCA Rookie of the Year, a former USAC Midget Champion and Lucas Oil Off Road Driver of the Year.Continue reading →
Future Stars of the Sport Ready to Make Their Mark
Forty wins and 124 top-tens in 148 NASCAR starts during their 2016 and 2017 seasons, to date. … Three series champions, two of whom are the youngest in their respective NASCAR touring series. … The 2016 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie of the Year and the 2015 Snowball Derby runner-up.
These are just a few of the accomplishments already earned by the nine drivers in this year’s NASCAR Next class, and they’re just getting started. Continue reading →