In preparation for the 2024 season, Hailie Deegan, NASCAR’s only female full-time racer, is anticipating a resurgence after a lackluster stint in the Truck Series. The upcoming season represents a potential shot at redemption, possibly paving the way for coveted Cup opportunities.
Setting Ambitious Goals
Williams has articulated ambitious goals for Deegan in the upcoming season. He outlined AM Racing’s objectives, emphasizing the intent to fortify their presence in the second-tier racing category. With Deegan in the driver’s seat, the team aims not only for consistent top-10 finishes but also harbors aspirations to contend for victories.
- Strengthening Xfinity Series Program
- Pursuing Top-10 Finishes
- Contending for Race Wins
Williams expressed, “We continue to work hard to strengthen our Xfinity Series program, and with Hailie behind the wheel, it presents us an opportunity to continue showcasing our efforts but also put her in a position to not only contend for top-10 finishes but hopefully challenge for a win throughout the year too.”
Excitement Building for Collaboration
Deegan, in anticipation of working with Joe Williams, conveyed her enthusiasm for the collaboration. She acknowledged Williams’ wealth of experience as a crew chief and anticipates a successful partnership with high-performance outcomes.
“I am looking forward to working with Joe (Williams) next year as my crew chief. With Joe’s knowledge and experience with AM Racing, alongside the support from the Ford Performance team, I’m really excited to see what we can accomplish together.”
Having sought an opportunity in the Xfinity series for an extended period, Deegan perceives the transition from the Truck Series as a chance to fully exhibit her racing prowess. Despite facing challenges in the third tier, her promising outings in the Xfinity series last year when given the opportunity fuel her determination for a standout performance in 2024.