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Hailie Deegan will move to ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2023, she announced Dec. 15.
According to Deegan in a YouTube video, she will drive the No. 13, which competed part time in 2022 with Johnny Sauter driving.
As part of the announcement, ThorSport also confirmed its move to Ford as its manufacturer for 2023.
“With 28 years in the Truck Series, we look forward to the partnership with Ford Performance in NASCAR,” team owner Duke Thorson said in a release. “Our pursuit of wins and championships remains at the forefront of our objectives.”
In 2022, Deegan scored a career-high two top 10s in her second full-time season, driving the No. 1 for TRICON Garage, formerly David Gilliland Racing.
Her best finish came at Talladega Superspeedway, where she finished sixth.
ThorSport also confirmed the return of Matt Crafton, Ty Majeski and Ben Rhodes to the program.
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Time to put up some good finishes
Didn’t the team she left have Truck wins? What does Todd Bodine think about her skills?
now it’s about her talent. Period.