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Hailie Deegan to Start on Pole for SRX Heat 1 at Stafford

Hailie Deegan will start on the pole for heat one at Stafford Motor Speedway in the Camping World SRX Series. Deegan makes her return to the series after competing in three races in 2021.

Starting next to her will be Ryan Hunter-Reay, after being the center of some heated moments last week at South Boston Speedway.

Bill Elliott also returns to SRX competition this week – he will start third next to local guest star Matt Hirschman, who won the seat back in April after winning the 50th Spring Sizzler at the track.

Row three consists of Justin Marks – who was called on to race in place of Helio Castroneves due to a scheduling conflict on Castroneves’ part – and Greg Biffle, runner-up last week at South Boston.

See also
Justin Marks Returning to Truck Series With Niece

Marco Andretti and Bobby Labonte will start seventh and eighth, respectively. Tony Stewart and Michael Waltrip make up row five, starting ninth and tenth.

Ryan Newman will line up 11th, and Paul Tracy rounds out the field, starting in the 12th and final position.

The Camping World SRX Series race at Stafford Motor Speedway will air on Saturday, July 2, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Anthony Damcott joined Frontstretch in March 2022. Currently, he is an editor and co-authors Fire on Fridays (Fridays); he is also the primary Truck Series reporter/writer. A proud West Virginia Wesleyan College alum from Akron, Ohio, Anthony is currently pursuing a master's degree. He is a theatre actor and fight choreographer-in-training in his free time. He is a loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Carolina Panthers, still hopeful for a championship at some point in his lifetime.

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The SRX has been polluted with this airhead completely out of her element. Like Danica she is a joke.
Surely there must be a another female driver somewhere who is competent. Come back Janet Guthrie!

Bill natta

Guess u think it’s easy to strap in to race car it’s not, I’ve done it, quite bad mouthing hailie 🤬

Bill B

SRX is a joke, so why not?


Hailie is a strong candidate to join one of the SHR Cup teams in 2024 as long as she gets substantial seat time and a few top ten finishes in the Infinity series in 2023. While sponsorship is linked to her robust social media/YouTube presence, she has to concentrate more on the track side of the equation. Hailie could be the star of the future for NASCAR but results are critical for her this season and next.


Cup team? That idea is absolutely ridiculous. She stinks in trucks with first class equipment. Let’s get real dude.

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