NASCAR’s Rising Star Hailie Deegan Trolls Her Boyfriend Chase Cabre During the Tulsa Shootout

Published 01/03/2022, 6:05 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 08: Hailie Deegan, driver of the #4 Monster Energy Ford, looks prior to the ARCA Menards Series Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan is doing all she can to better herself as a race car driver even in the off-season. The Most Popular driver winner in her tier of NASCAR, she recently participated in the Tulsa Shootout along with her boyfriend, Chase Cabre.

And it was a smooth experience for the couple, except for one thing. Cabre finding it difficult to put the transponder on with the duct tape.

Yes, that’s right. Cabre had tweeted earlier, “Yeah the Tulsa Shootout is tough, but the toughest part is getting the transponder on with duct tape.” This is something his girlfriend poked fun at him for.

She replied, “I don’t understand how someone can be so good at wrapping cars, but the moment one 12in piece of duct tape needs to be put on the car it’s impossible.”

Hailie Deegan expressed her excitement ahead of the shootout

Recently, Deegan had described how her 2022 experience at the Shootout would be her second technically, but her first as a racer. This is because last year she was a mere spectator while Chase Cabre competed.

 “I was there, and it’s weird as a racer going to a race and not actually racing,” she said. Deegan added how last year’s learning experience from the sideline should make the current one “a lot more fun.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 24: Hailie Deegan, driver of the #1 Craftsman Ford, waves to fans on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 24, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

But along with this being her first appearance at the shootout, what makes it even more special is the fact that she is competing with her own car, her own trailer, and her own money. Deegan said, “In my racing career, I have a lot of pressure on me to perform whether it is just average people, from sponsors, or people on my team.”

“To be able to come out here in my own car and have fun, learn, and do the best I can is really nice.”

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.