16-year-old NASCAR driver receives high school diploma before race

Hailie Deegan, driver of the #19 Mobil 1/NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota, receives her diploma on stage prior to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR) 

NASCAR driver Hailie Deegan may have had the busiest weekend of her young career so far.

Deegan, 16, spent her Saturday racing in the Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., and receiving her high school diploma minutes before the race began.

Deegan, the daughter of X-Games superstar Brian Deegan, races as a rookie in the regional NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and was selected as one of NASCAR’s up-and-coming stars.

She finished in seventh place on Saturday and moved up to fifth place in the K&N points standings. She’s finished in the top 10 in all of her races so far this season.

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