Hailie Deegan is set to drive the No. 1 truck for the David Gilliland Racing team in the 2021 NASCAR Truck Series season.
The 19-year-old driver made her Truck Series debut last season for DGR-Crosley at Kansas where she drove the No. 17 Ford. She finished the race in 16th position which was the best result in Truck Series history for a female driver in a series debut. That was her only race in the Truck Series for the 2020 season.
The same team, after being renamed to David Gilliland Racing, retained her services for a full Truck season. It is now confirmed that she will be driving the No. 1 Ford for the 2021 Truck Series season.
Alright, alright…the cat is out of the bag. YES, @HailieDeegan will be driving the ☝️ in 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣!
— David Gilliland Racing (@dgr_racing) January 19, 2021
Having had a good record in the ARCA Menards Series, expectations will be high for the young driver to perform in the Truck series. However, her new team might want to ease her into their Truck career and build upon her rookie season in the series.