Hailie Deegan apologizes for comments during road race

Hailie Deegan apologizes to 'everyone who was offended' by her use of slur during Twitch stream

She raced a full ARCA season previous year with DGR-Crosley (four top-five finishes, 17 top-10s), and is set to run her first full-time season in the lowest of NASCAR's three national series in Trucks with DGR-Crosley in 2021.

Deegan has since apologized for her use of the R-word on Twitter.

Deegan - who was streaming for the first time on her Twitch channel - was broadcasting a virtual race that she was participating in.

'It was inappropriate slang and a stupid thing to do, ' Deegan said in a statement Sunday. I apologize to all those who were offended.

Deegan kicks off his rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series next month at Daytona International Speedway. A clip circulated on social media showing Deegan speaking into her headset while driving in a virtual racing event.

Ford Performance issued the following statement: "We are aware of this inappropriate comment".

NASCAR officials made the decision on Monday afternoon. Larson's racial slur got him fired from Chip Ganassi Racing, and he spent the last 32 races of the season without a ride.

Hailie Deegan will run in the Truck Series in 2021.

In 2018, the California became the first woman to win a race in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series West. Deegan now competes for Ford Racing Development in mostly lower-level NASCAR series. He is also getting a heavy dose of sensitivity training and was reinstated last October. By doing so, she tied the best result registered by a female athlete in the ARCA Series.

Previously, she had been a development driver for Toyota.



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