‘She just doesn’t understand’ – legendary NASCAR driver criticizes Hayley Deegan for ruining her farewell

Hailie Deegan, a NASCAR Truck Series driver, called Todd Bodine at Pocono, and he sent him on tour and finished the farewell race. Later, Bowden spoke in a post-race interview about the incident with Deegan.

Bowden said during the interview:They said Hailey got me. This does not surprise me. She probably felt it was too little payoff for Texas. She thinks I ruined her in Texas. I was not.


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he added, “I was running on the bottom. I don’t know if it hit my back, my side. I don’t know what happened. This is a race. You will have that.”

When asked if the cancellation of qualifying due to rain caused this problem, “I don’t think that’s the problem,” Todd said.

“I think there’s a lot of inexperience on Healy’s part. She just doesn’t understand that there are certain situations where you just have to step back on the throttle. Get out of the hole.”

“You didn’t do it in Texas. I don’t know what you did here. Like I said, if it hits my back or it hits my side, either way, we turn.”

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Deegan tapped Todd Bowden’s front bumper as he advanced three times into the corner. You might want to take control of his car right away and hit the outside wall after turning outside.

This wasn’t the first time they got in each other’s way, in Texas, Hailey was pressed against a wall by Bowden. Which left Deegan very uneasy. In a way, the Pocono incident could have paid off.

Hailie Deegan gets her first 10 spots since her junior season

Deegan previously placed her 10th during her rookie career in 2021 and also received the Most Popular Driver award that year. However, 2022 wasn’t going well for her, until she finally managed to score a top 10 finish in mid-Ohio.


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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 08: Hayley Deegan, driver of the #4 Monster Energy Ford, poses on the grid before General Tire’s ARCA Menards Series Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway on February 8, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Regardless of this achievement, she is nowhere near the finishes of qualifying as she finished 21st in the driver standings. However, it is also seen that this is barely her second year in the Truck series and it has already showcased its huge potential.

Watch this story: Hailie Deegan makes history capable of doing what Danica Patrick could never do at NASCAR in mid-Ohio


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Her first win may not be a distant dream if she continues to build on her performance.

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