“That Sucks, Money Talks” – Tony Stewart Win Jeopardized Hailie Deegan Future After Latest SHR News

Hailie Deegan’s future has been a question mark all the way since mid-season this year. She had one opportunity to race in the Xfinity Series recently where she defied all expectations and put her car in the top 15 in the race. However, ever since, news has been bleak about where she will be headed next season. Speculations had earlier suggested that she would be able to find a seat with any of the Ford team, however, even that looks like a difficult thing now.

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A journalist reported, Hailie Deegan’s options for the 2023 season with Ford have shrunk with Stewart-Haas Racing becoming an unlikely scenario. Where is Deegan going to land with Ford’s lack of seats being a problem?

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There were reports early on that Deegan could possibly run for SHR in the Xfinity Series. However, as the SHR line was completed, that window of opportunity quickly gave way for Deegan. Moreover, after Tony Stewart was able to win the driver argument over his team’s co-owner Gene Haas, now Ryan Preece will see himself racing in the Cup Series in Cole Custer’s seat. Custer, on the other hand, will move back to the Xfinity Series. That being said, there might be next to no chance that SHR might open a third charter to accommodate Hailie Deegan at the moment.

Fans speculate Hailie Deegan’s future

Fans leaped into a conversation where they discussed potential spots for Deegan to move into for her future, however since chances to get into a Ford-powered Xfinity team look weak at the moment, some even suggested that she should be given a chance as a top -tier playoff-capable Truck Series team with proper support.

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Where do you reckon Deegan can go next season? Would she continue in the Truck Series, if yes, then in which team? If she does find herself looking at Xfinity which team do you think would have a chance of giving her a seat? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog as well, covering NASCAR, F1, F2, W Series, MotoGP, DTM, IndyCar, WRC, and WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade, he has become a devoted supporter of McLaren Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Bubba Wallace, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

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