Kevin Harvick raised the heat (no pun intended, considering his Darlington car fire) last week regarding multiple aspects of driver safety in NASCAR Cup Series.
His comments came after a number of drivers spoke in recent weeks about how the blows they absorbed in the first season of the next generation car were among the toughest of their careers.
It turns out that drivers are not immune to the pain of crashing into another chain. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Competitor Hayley Degan She took advantage of the break between races to the Crown Victorias Bristol 1000 on September 4, and it ended poorly for her both competitively and physically.
Hailie Deegan describes the wreck as ‘the hardest blow she’s ever had’
Sitting on a disappointing day 21Street In the center with four races remaining, Hailie Deegan is unlikely to match 17 racesThe tenth— A showcase venue from its rookie campaign in the 2021 Truck Series. This development limits its ambition to move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2023, although it has enough clout with sponsors to keep that door open.
If the Xfinity Series crashes were as bad as the ones she had over the Labor Day weekend during her last car race, Deegan might want to reconsider and try to stick with the trucks.
Deegan was competing in the Cleetus & Cars Bristol 1000 on Bristol Motor Speedway’s 0.533-mile facility. It’s been 100 laps, but Deegan hasn’t made it past the first 20. While she was battling for the lead at the No. 14 Crown Vic, she exited a turn with two of her competitors inside. I hung those cars and assembled Deegan, turning them into a 45-degree angle into the outer wall.
Half a dozen other people who appeared behind fell in the aftermath, but Deegan’s car was among the worst hit.
Digan posted for her YouTube channel The next day, he declared, “That was the hardest blow I’ve ever had.”
Digan sat low in the relatively large car, thinking for a brief moment that the driver next to her would be able to rescue her after the initial contact. Unfortunately, that was not the case, and I paid the price.
She said, “I hit my knee a lot, and then the knee I screwed up at Millbridge, hit the bottom of the steering column. It hurts so much.”
What’s next for Hailie Deegan?
Hayley Deegan, driving the #1 Ford for David Gilliland’s race, followed her crash into the Bristol 1000 by finishing 22second abbreviation At the NASCAR Truck Series race at the Kansas Raceway.
Deegan did not qualify for the playoffs, but Kansas trimmed the championship field from 10 contenders to eight. The field returned to action on Thursday in Bristol.
The next races will take place October 1 in Talladega and October 22 in Homestead, Miami, after which the fourth championship will be decided in the final at Phoenix Raceway on November 4.
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