Hailie Deegan one of the few female drivers in NASCAR, she currently drives for David Gilliland Racing in the Camping World Truck Series.
Deegan non-attendance from last week’s Freedom 500 at Bradenton’s (Florida) DeSoto Speedway was a major talking point.
The 20-y-o has come out to reveal why she had to missed the Freedom 500 last weekend.
Deegan revealed that both she and her boyfriend Chase Cabre has been dealing with an individual who has been threatening to kill chase is the reason behind her absence.
Deegan, who titled the video, “Our Lives Are Being Threatened,” said ultimately she chose to miss the race because she saw a post from a fan who lives near her race shop that threatened to kill her boyfriend, Chase Cabre.
“His official words were, not that he’s going to kill Chase, but that he’s going to come … and be the last thing Chase ever sees,” said Deegan.
Hailie Deegan said she was in fear
“It kind of scared me a little bit, because I’d dealt with stalker situations before,” said Deegan. “I went home that day, looked up the guy’s name on the note, and figured out that he was getting catfished by a fake Hailie Deegan account.”
Deegan said the suspected stalker wrote an “eight-page, handwritten letter” to her Truck Series Racing team David Gilliland Racing in which claiming that they were dating for multiple months.
Hailie said she“ went to the extent of messaging him, literally just trying to break down the situation,” saying “Dude, you’re getting catfished. This isn’t me, my boyfriend does not beat me. We literally do everything together — I’m on TV all the time. I’m just explaining the whole thing, trying to break it down to him, and he seemed like he was accepting it at first,“.
Deegan continued, the person started to have second thoughts, thinking they were “messaging the other account.”
At that point, according to the couple says, they contacted FBI agents, NASCAR security and filed multiple police reports.