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Video: Hailie Deegan Tire Catches Fire Early in Atlanta Race

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Hailie Deegan’s wheel caught on fire in Stage 1 of Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Atlanta.

Hailie Deegan had high hopes for a good finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series FR8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but things took a turn for the worse in Stage 1, as her truck cut a tire after an incident in a drafting group.

After Deegan’s cut tire was changed, she went back on track, but reported smoke in the cockpit of her No. 1 truck. After a few laps, Deegan returned to pit road, and it was very obvious why she had smoke in the cockpit, as one of her wheels had caught fire.

After a scary moment, where her crew extracted the flaming tire, the fire was extinguished. However, it wasn’t before Deegan inhaled the smoke from the fire.

As a result, Deegan went to the infield care center, where she was checked and released.

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Toby Christie
Toby Christiehttps://tobychristie.com
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of TobyChristie.com. Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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