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ROSEVILLE, CA - OCTOBER 13: Hailie Deegan, driver of the #19 Mobil 1/NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota, during practice for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West NAPA AutoCare/Roseville Toyota 200 at All American Speedway on October 13, 2018 in Roseville, California. (Photo by Austin Ginn/Getty Images)

Hailie Deegan has a new deal with Ford that could fast-track her career in NASCAR. She has drawn comparisons to Danica Patrick. The California native is only 18 and starts her first season in ARCA on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. It’s part of a new developmental deal with Ford Performance for the daughter of X Games motorcycle star Brian Deegan. Deegan hopes for a chance to race in the NASCAR Truck Series before the end of the 2020 season.