WATCH: “He just wants to be on her youtube”- Fans react as Dean Thompson confronts Hailie Deegan after Truck Series regular-season finale at Richmond 

Hailie Deegan and Dean Thompson made contact on Lap 111 during the race at Richmond Raceway.


WATCH: “He just wants to be on her youtube”- Fans react as Dean Thompson confronts Hailie Deegan after Truck Series regular-season finale at Richmond 

Hailie Deegan (Credits: RACER) and Dean Thompson (Credits: niecemotorsports.com) confronts each other at Richmond

Hailie Deegan, the No.13 Ford F-150 ThorSport Racing driver, and the No.5 Toyota Tundra Tricon Garage driver Dean Thompson have been the talk of the town after the Craftsman Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway. It is safe to say that the pair have not had the best season. Deegan and Thompson made contact on the track during the Worldwide Express 250 on Saturday. As a result, the latter spun out on Lap 111. 

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After the spin, Dean Thompson struggled and finished 25th. On the other hand, Hailie Deegan tried to secure points but finished 15th.  After the race, the Tricon Garage driver found Deegan on the pit road and confronted her about the incident. It looked like both drivers got into a serious discussion about what happened on the track. However, this is not the first incident between the two this season. 

There is no doubt that Thompson was frustrated and expressed his anger toward Deegan due to the on-track incident. After all, both drivers wanted to win the race to qualify for the Truck Series playoffs. It was their one opportunity, and the collision cost them a spot in the playoffs. NASCAR fans reacted to the Richmond incident and had mixed reactions. 

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Here is how the fans reacted to Hailie Deegan and Dean Thompson’s post-race confrontation video

Hailie Deegan and Dean Thompson at Richmond Raceway (Credits: Twitter)
Hailie Deegan and Dean Thompson at Richmond Raceway (Credits: Twitter)

NASCAR fans responded to the video of Hailie Deegan and Dean Thompson talking after the race. One user joked, “He just wants to be on her YouTube,” referring to Deegan’s YouTube channel. The 22-year-old posts regularly and has 560K subscribers.  Another user commented, “Love the hair toss at the end! Give ‘em hell Haillie!” Toward the end of the video, Deegan was spotted doing a hair flip, and the fans noticed it. 

“She ran a very good race. Listened to her scanner the whole race. She’s got a great spotter and team,” and “Not their first time” were two of the comments. NASCAR fans had contrasting reactions to the incident. However, many agreed that this was not the first time Hailie Deegan and Dean Thompson faced problems on track. Fans referred to previous incidents like the North Wilkesboro race, where Thompson was hit by Deegan and had to retire his car. Take a look at more reactions below. 

After the WorldWide Express 250 at Richmond Raceway, Hailie Deegan is 19th in the Truck Series standings. Meanwhile, Dean Thompson is 21st. Both have failed to make it into the playoffs as they did not win the race nor have the points to qualify. It remains to be seen how the duo solve their issues on track and move forward. 

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