NASCAR Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan came face-to-face with a damn scary incident over the weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Deegan was locked in her truck that was on fire, with her cockpit filled with smoke. The 20-y-o female driver admitted to inhaled a cocktail of smoke and fire extinguisher chalk in her recent YouTube video.
“We made pit road, and it was really on fire at this point and there was like, bunch of black smoke and stuff,” Deegan said. “They hit it with the fire extinguisher. It blew out the black smoke and fire extinguisher smoke in my air hose and throughout the whole truck and I couldn’t see anything.”
“So I inhaled that and I started choking. Then I started to not being able to get more air in, like suffocating.”
“I knew something was wrong ‘cos like the moment we went out, I was like, ‘Something’s not right guys.’ And my back started getting really hot,” she stated.
it took Deegan a while to catch back her breath, she manage to escaped from the situation that could’ve turned out far worse had she been stuck in the truck for a few seconds more.
“It ended up eventually catching on fire and I think it was on fire for a couple of laps because my back started getting super hot. They figured out that I was on fire because I can’t see the truck like that and so I was like, ‘Screw it, I’m gonna drive back. If I can get to pit road, they can put the fire out and maybe we can keep going.’”
Hailie Deegan jumped out of the window just in time luckily.
— Hailie Deegan (@HailieDeegan) March 19, 2022