Hailie Deegan To Compete In Camping World SRX Series Season Finale At Nashville

(Press release from Camping World SRX Series)

Hailie Deegan in her car during the Camping World SRX Event at Knoxville Raceway on June 19, 2021 in Knoxville, Iowa (Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Deegan made her Camping World SRX Series debut earlier this year in a substitute role for regular driver Tony Kanaan, finishing second to race winner Tony Stewart June 19 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Deegan is back in place of Kanaan this Saturday night at Slinger (Wis.) Speedway. At Nashville, however, Deegan will race against Kanaan as a part of the 12-driver field.

“SRX has been a blast and I’m super pumped to run the finale at Nashville,” Deegan said. “Knoxville was a great experience and finishing second to Tony Stewart was a huge accomplishment. That was on dirt, so I’m definitely interested to see what these SRX cars feel like on pavement this Saturday night at Slinger, and one of the best things about racing Nashville is that I can take what I learn at Slinger and apply it there.”

Deegan is a fulltime driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The 19-year-old racer from Temecula, California, is a three-time winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and was the first female to win a race in that series.

“We all saw at Knoxville how quickly Hailie adapted to these SRX cars and it was pretty obvious that she has no reservations about mixing it up with these guys,” said Ray Evernham, co-founder of the Camping World SRX Series. “She gained positions in each heat and in the feature and then finished second to one of the best racecar drivers in the world. Hailie has definitely earned her spot in the Camping World SRX Series.”

Saturday’s race from Slinger and next Saturday’s race at Nashville will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network with streaming live on Paramount+ Premium.

The Camping World SRX Series features world-class drivers from an array of motorsports backgrounds competing in identically prepared racecars on some of the most iconic short tracks in America. Stewart, Kanaan, Ernie Francis Jr., Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, Marco Andretti, Michael Waltrip, Paul Tracy, Bill Elliott and Willy T. Ribbs are the 10 regular Camping World SRX Series drivers. At Nashville, they’ll be joined by Deegan and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, who will race against his father, Bill, the 1988 NASCAR Cup Series champion.

The Camping World SRX Series’ inaugural season kicked off June 12 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway where local all-star Doug Coby won. The series then headed to back-to-back dirt tracks, with Stewart winning at Knoxville and then again on July 26 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The Camping World SRX Series returned to pavement July 3 at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis where Francis took the victory. This Saturday night at Slinger marks the series’ penultimate race before a champion is crowned July 17 in Nashville.


  1. Probably one of the few mistakes Evernham made in this series is not having a woman full time from the start. Hard given the makeup of the field but still should have been done. Now it’s fixed with a woman that can win so good for SRX.
    Perhaps it’s bad form but I can’t help but wonder what the drivers are paid. The stars big bucks for sure but how about the Coby’s and Swanson’s popping in for a race. Sure, sure it’s an honor to race with legends and all that but money is important so how much is a one shot network appearance worth? We’ll never know but I’d bet it’s not pocket change.
    Evernham is already talking about next year. Actually he’s talking about a lot of things that could happen next year.


    2 asphalt oval, two dirt, two road course. The short track of road courses Limerock may be in play. They really need to get down south for a race. South Boston and Bowman Gray might be good ones. Stafford will have a tough time repeating for a race with competition for new venues so stiff.
    Piggybacking with NASCAR or Indy Car on the table?? Not a fan. Like the stand alone product as it is in prime time but it will be great where ever it lands.
    Slinger has the potential to be the best race venue of the SRX season.

  2. Viva Race Fan says

    It has made me smile alot while viewing. Racing has been great at times. Colby was Kool. Hailey chased down Smoke a few more laps …
    Cars need to loose wing.
    Keep at least 1 short short track .
    Maybe 1 road course.
    Dirts a blast.
    Smoke needs to retire and not win his series.
    Can’t wait for last 2. Have to tape if Waterford is running.

  3. David Fisher says

    Agreed, Tony needs to retire from it. I am good with him winning the championship the first year, but he should certainly bow out before season 2. And I think the locals that jump in could be paid zero; the value of being there could be enough pay for them, especially if they win. Ask Coby.

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