Hailie Deegan is moving up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024 with AM Racing, AM announced Oct. 5.
She will drive the newly formed No. 15 full time in the series with sponsorship from AirBox and VIVA.
The deal Deegan signs is for multiple years, though the exact length was not disclosed.
“I am excited about the opportunity to compete full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, starting next year with AM Racing,” Deegan said in a team release. “From the start, the team has been nothing but great to work with, and the vision that Wade [Moore, AM president] has for the team to accomplish align with my values perfectly. Through the support of Ford and the AM Racing team, I feel that we will achieve great things together in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for all of us.”
“AM Racing is proud to announce the addition of Hailie to the family,” Moore added. “We are excited to provide her with a home where she can grow as a cornerstone of our young program. It is an exciting time as we continue to strengthen our relationships within the Ford camp, AIRBOX, Viva, and our other partners respectively. There is a great deal of work to be done for all of us, but we are grateful and welcome the challenges ahead.”
AM has not yet announced the status of its current full-time team, the No. 25, for 2024. Brett Moffitt currently pilots the ride, with one top five and nine top 10s in the organization’s inaugural full-time season in the series.
Deegan has spent the last three years full time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, most recently with ThorSport Racing. In 67 starts since 2020, she has five top 10s.
She also made her Xfinity debut in 2022 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, finishing 13th.
ThorSport has not announced a replacement for Deegan in the Truck Series.
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