NASCAR driver Hailie Deegan has her HS graduation at track just before racing
Hailie Deegan is taking the NASCAR world by storm as an up and coming driver, but she's only 16 years old.
Deegan, who competes as a rookie in the regional NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, graduated from high school and received her diploma at Sonoma Raceway just hours before racing.
Most people cross a stage to receive a high school diploma.— Sonoma Raceway (@RaceSonoma) June 23, 2018
They just don't do it in a fire suit and immediately hop in a @NASCARHomeTrack race car to race. Congrats @HailieDeegan! 👩🎓#Carneros200 pic.twitter.com/YyQdRT92hW
She went on to place 3rd in qualifying and she finished the race in 7th.
Deegan, who turns 17 in July, has competed in six K&N Pro Series West races and finished in the top 10 of all of them. She drives the No. 19 Toyota for Bill McAnally Racing.