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I have her on a "4 more years in trucks and X " plan. She just turned 21 this year so
I figure if she gets more competive by 25 she can be a relative Nascar player
for the long term. Thorsports makes good trucks I think. She should have good equip.
There isn't that much time. These days 25 to not be in Cup yet is relatively ancient. That would be six years in A-ball, that's not going to happen. She'll be a Ford "fun haver" brand ambassador by then if she doesn't start running up front.
 

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There isn't that much time. These days 25 to not be in Cup yet is relatively ancient. That would be six years in A-ball, that's not going to happen. She'll be a Ford "fun haver" brand ambassador by then if she doesn't start running up front.
Grant Enfinger making a pretty good living at 37. I'd be good with her having a career like his.
It would not be that great if she stayed finishing in the 20'somethings.
 

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She better contend for wins in Thorsport trucks. They’re putting top tier equipment on the track and have for 2 decades. If she continues to finish 15th to 25th this year there’s no way she gets to cup IMO
 

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There isn't that much time. These days 25 to not be in Cup yet is relatively ancient. That would be six years in A-ball, that's not going to happen. She'll be a Ford "fun haver" brand ambassador by then if she doesn't start running up front.

Ross Chastain is 30. I don't buy that argument. If Deegan isn't in Cup by 25 and Ford wants her there, she'll be there. I still suspect she's only two years away from her Cup debut.

HOWEVER ... the problem for Deegan and age is, female athletes peak much earlier than male athletes. A female gymnast is washed up by the time they're in their late teens or early 20s, whereas male gymnasts are competitive well into their late-20s. Female athletes tend to reach their peak in their early-to-mid-20s.

But, as in anything, there are exceptions.

Hailie Deegan does take her physical fitness more seriously than probably half or more of her male counterparts in the Craftsman Truck Series.
 

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No real race car driver is content running mid-pack. Deegan isn’t a real race car driver. She’s a social media personality that runs in NASCAR’s lower series. She’ll never be a weekly threat in Xfin or Cup, regardless of team or car.
 

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If it turns out to be true, there won't be many yota trucks for their fans to fawn over. Gilliland will have 3, Hattori will have 2 and Freisen will have one. They are about the only ones that could win a race. Hailie not saying anything for all this time indicates to me it was a complicated deal to put together with many details to work out. It still doesn't seem like a done deal without Thorsport or Ford saying so, but time is getting awful short for an announcement.
Unless they are re skinning those trucks right now they are gonna be running 3 shifts when they decide.
 

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She better contend for wins in Thorsport trucks. They’re putting top tier equipment on the track and have for 2 decades. If she continues to finish 15th to 25th this year there’s no way she gets to cup IMO

She doesn't have to contend for wins to be an elite driver, all she has to do is look hot in Instagram posts. That's what I've been told on here anyway. 😅
 

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She better contend for wins in Thorsport trucks. They’re putting top tier equipment on the track and have for 2 decades. If she continues to finish 15th to 25th this year there’s no way she gets to cup IMO
Gilliland's stuff is just as good as Thorsport
 

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Ross Chastain is 30. I don't buy that argument. If Deegan isn't in Cup by 25 and Ford wants her there, she'll be there. I still suspect she's only two years away from her Cup debut.

HOWEVER ... the problem for Deegan and age is, female athletes peak much earlier than male athletes. A female gymnast is washed up by the time they're in their late teens or early 20s, whereas male gymnasts are competitive well into their late-20s. Female athletes tend to reach their peak in their early-to-mid-20s.

But, as in anything, there are exceptions.

Hailie Deegan does take her physical fitness more seriously than probably half or more of her male counterparts in the Craftsman Truck Series.
Racing is not "other sports".
This comparison doesn't equate in auto racing.
 

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No real race car driver is content running mid-pack. Deegan isn’t a real race car driver. She’s a social media personality that runs in NASCAR’s lower series. She’ll never be a weekly threat in Xfin or Cup, regardless of team or car.
Thanks Bobby, I needed that bit of comic relief today. That was so rich , enlightening , but most of all , funny!
Oh how I wish she could do an Uber under disguise video with you as a passenger.
 

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Ross Chastain was identified as a talent years before he was 30 or landed a solid Cup deal though, and a Ganassi sponsor falling through set him back a couple of years. Different scenario entirely.
Bell started racing in Cup full time at 25, Briscoe was 26 and Preece was 28, Gragson will be 25 next year too.
25 years is definitely not too old for a Cup rookie.
 

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page 26 and she hasn't even hit Cup yet, and now we know why she's as popular as she is.
 

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EVERYTHING has been put into Hailie Deegan's success. If she doesn't finish top-10 in points and win at least one race, she's a bust.

Its hard to not see the parallels between DP10 going to SHR and Deegan and ThorSport. Deegan at least has ran longer (or at all) in lower series'
 

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Its hard to not see the parallels between DP10 going to SHR and Deegan and ThorSport. Deegan at least has ran longer (or at all) in lower series'

Everyone involved in the Hailie Deegan experiment is in too deep to end it at this point. IF Deegan becomes a contender, the potential for her as a marketing force for NASCAR is unlike anything this sport has seen in a generation, and that potential is what's being chased. Looks, personality, social media following, she has every other piece to become the future of American stock car racing, but the lingering question is talent.

No matter what, she will be in a top-tier Cup ride by 2026.
 

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Everyone involved in the Hailie Deegan experiment is in too deep to end it at this point. IF Deegan becomes a contender, the potential for her as a marketing force for NASCAR is unlike anything this sport has seen in a generation, and that potential is what's being chased. Looks, personality, social media following, she has every other piece to become the future of American stock car racing, but the lingering question is talent.

No matter what, she will be in a top-tier Cup ride by 2026.
That's a new one at least. Kinda in a passive aggressive vein.
 
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