Hailie Deegan Posts Video of Car Catching Fire Amid NASCAR Punishment Being Released

by Quentin Blount

It looks like NASCAR’s Hailie Deegan is doing her best to keep her mind off of the recent punishment handed down to her by the racing organization.

Deegan is the up-and-coming NASCAR star who was recently in hot water after using a slur during a Twitch stream. She was recorded using the “R-word” during a virtual race.

Deegan was streaming for the first time on her Twitch channel for the virtual race. She’s talking on her microphone during a caution light. She’s then “bumped” by a driver behind her during the iRacing event. Deegan uses the slur to address the incident.

The 19-year-old issued an apology in a statement shortly after. However, NASCAR decided that the young driver will have to attend sensitivity training as a repercussion.

Meanwhile, Deegan posted a new video blog to her YouTube channel on Friday. In the six-minute video, she and her friends take part in a variety of extreme activities. One of them even included using fireworks to blow up a car.

Deegan and her friends say that they made a purchase of a $500 car on Facebook Marketplace. They decided to have a little fun with it and recorded the footage for her YouTube channel. They set off multiple fireworks in the vehicle before it fills up with smoke and catches fire.

You can watch the entire video below:

Hailie Deegan Posts Apology After Using Slur

The comments from Hailie Deegan without a doubt prompted a significant backlash in the motorsports community.

“This is fun. Oh! Hey!” Deegan said after another driver nudged her virtual car. “Who’s the r***** behind me?! Don’t do that, please.”

Deegan made her public apology the night before NASCAR announced that she would have to complete sensitivity training. Following the race, she referred to her comments as “inappropriate slang.”

“Earlier tonight I used an insensitive word during an online race being broadcast on twitch,” Deegan wrote on Twitter. “It was inappropriate slang and a stupid thing to do. I apologize to everyone who was offended by it.  There’s no excuse for it, and I know I have to do better for my sponsors and my fans.”

Deegan is a member of the Ford Performance racing team. They, too, sent out a statement to Fox News regarding Deegan’s slur.

“We are aware of this inappropriate comment. Hailie immediately acknowledged this mistake, has apologized, and promised to be much more thoughtful in the future,” Ford Performance said in the statement.

The 19-year-old driver is about to compete in her first season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. She will be driving with David Gilliland Racing. She made her series debut with the team last October at Kansas Speedway.