Hailie Deegan has had a great start to her ARCA Menards Series rookie season in 2020, as she came into Saturday’s event at Kentucky Speedway having finished inside the top-seven in all five races contested so far including two top-three efforts.
It looked like Deegan was well on her way to another great run on Saturday, as she was solidly in fourth sniffing the draft of the top-three with just 24 laps remaining.
However, that’s when disaster struck. Coming off of turn two, Deegan and Drew Dollar made contact, which sent her No 4 DGR Crosley Ford Fusion hard into the wall. In an instant, her great run was over and her day was done.
Heavy damage for Hailie Deegan at Kentucky! pic.twitter.com/JaeHpdjfwH
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 11, 2020
After climbing from the car, a disappointed Deegan said that she was flat out hooked.
— Alan Cavanna (@AlanCavanna) July 11, 2020
Deegan came into the race 12 points behind Michael Self for the Series points lead. Her quest for a championship will take a hit after Saturday’s crash.
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