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Hailie Deegan Helps Detroit Families for Thanksgiving

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Hailie Deegan Hailie's Holiday Haul
Hailie Deegan delivered 258 Thanksgiving turkeys in Detroit this week
Photo: Ford

Hailie Deegan can pretty much do it all — including putting Nino Brown to shame. The fast-rising Ford Performance phenom, who will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next year, recently used her skills behind the wheel to deliver turkeys for families in need. How many Thanksgiving turkeys did Hailie Deegan deliver, you ask? Enough to push the 3,325-pound best-in-class max payload capacity of the 2021 Ford F-150.  

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“We put this new 2021 F-150 to the test today, I can tell you that,” Deegan said. “It is so cool to drive through Detroit and get to see the community with this huge haul of turkeys in the back, knowing that we are helping so many people today. I have never been prouder to be a part of the Ford family.”

Hailie’s Holiday Haul delivers 258 turkeys

Hailie Deegan Turkeys
Deegan: “Who you calling a turkey, turkey”
Photo: Ford

“Hailie’s Holiday Haul” saw Deegan deliver stacks on stacks of fowl to the Ford Resource and Engagement Center and Gleaners Community Food Bank just outside of Dearborn. In total, 258 turkeys got gobbled up by Gleaners and the FREC, meaning as many families will be fed around Detroit this upcoming Thanksgiving.

And these aren’t tiny turkeys, either. If Ford indeed pushed the 2021 F-150 to the max with 258 turkeys, that means each bird weighed somewhere around 12.5 pounds. That’d leave an extra 100 pounds for packaging and whatnot, putting the F-150 right on the 3,325-pound line. Think of all the leftover sandwiches folks can put together with that much turkey.

Deegan has established herself as a star since signing a developmental deal with Ford last year. She quickly proved her mettle on the track, taking second place in her first ARCA Menards Series race and more recently making history in her NASCAR Truck Series debut. With Hailie’s Holiday Haul, she also shows that she’s got Ford’s philanthropic spirit down pat.

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