Hailie Deegan has been racing since she was eight years old. At just 13, Deegan competed on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in the Modified Kart class. She was the first woman to the podium, taking first place at Glen Helen Raceway in 2014. In 2016, Deegan collected seven regional championship podium finishes and five Mod Class National series podium finishes, leading her to the Mod 2 Kart Class Championship and becoming the first female to win a LOORRS series championship. She currently competes in short course trucks, late model stock cars, and is a member of the prestigious NASCAR Next marketing program.