by Brian Deitz

Hailie Deegan and Venturini Motorsports announced a deal Friday that will see Deegan make six starts in the ARCA Mendards Series in 2019. The announcement comes a day after Deegan captured the checkered flag at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event. Deegan made history last September when she became the first female to win a NASCAR touring series race.

Along with her ARCA Menards Series debut at Toledo Speedway on Sunday, May 19, Deegan’s schedule includes the race at Pocono Raceway on May 31, Madison International Speedway on June 14, Elko Speedway on July 13, Lucas Oil Raceway on October 5 and Kansas Speedway on October 18.

Deegan, a 17-year-old from Temecula, California and daughter of X Games star Brian Deegan, will still run for the championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Deegan will also make a start at Bristol Motor Speedway with Venturini Motorsports when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East visits in August.

The Toledo ARCA 200 at Toledo Speedway is Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.