- Feb 26, 2013
Hailie Deegan keeps adding to her resume as she gets acclimated to the ARCA Menards Series.
The Temecula, California, driver who will turn 19 next week, ended a run of three straight seventh-place finishes with her third-place performance at Lucas Oil Raceway last weekend.
With it, she tied the mark set by Nicole Behar in 2016 as the highest finishing female in series’ history on a short track. Earlier this season, she tied for the highest finishing female in series’ history on a superspeedway with her runner-up at Daytona International Speedway.
With her Lucas Oil finish, Deegan closed the gap on championship points leader Michael Self to 12 points. She’s eight in front of Self’s Venturini Motorsports teammate Drew Dollar and 11 over Bret Holmes. Deegan’s DGR Crosley teammate, Thad Moffitt is fifth in points.