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NASCAR Drivers Joey Logano and Hailie Deegan Just Delivered a Heartwarming 3,300-Pound Holiday Gift

NASCAR drivers Joey Logano and Hailie Deegan have some time before the 2021 racing season starts. 

The two drivers spent part of their offseason giving back in a significant way. With Christmas and the holidays rapidly approaching, Logano and Deegan — both of whom race for Ford — partnered with the Joey Logano Foundation to help the less fortunate.

The end result was a heartwarming holiday gift weighing over 3,300 pounds — and it wasn’t a car with both of their signatures.

Joey Logano has had a successful NASCAR career

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All appears well on the Joey Logano front, especially after a strong 2020 campaign.

Logano, 30, finished third in the Cup Series standings last season. His 5,034 points were barely behind champion Chase Elliott‘s 5,040 and the 5,035 points that runner-up Brad Keselowski recorded.

Those three, plus Denny Hamlin and his 5,033 points, were the only drivers who totaled over 3,000 points last season. They were the best drivers all year, and all four enter next season with high expectations.

Logano won three races this year and had 12 top-5 finishes.

Hailie Deegan is a young NASCAR driver

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Racing fans would be wise to start learning about Hailie Deegan, the daughter of longtime driver Brian Deegan.

Originally an off-road racer, Deegan began her NASCAR career in 2018 at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Deegan is a full-time racer in the Camping World Truck Series, the third tier of the three NASCAR national ranks.

Only 19 years old, Deegan is a name to watch in the racing ranks. She has avoided any comparisons to Danica Patrick, a successful female driver at NASCAR’s top level, and is building her own legacy.

Deegan joined Ford before the 2020 season opened. She will drive full-time in the World Truck Series for DGR-Crosley next year.

Joey Logano and Hailie Deegan just gave back in a big way

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Joey Logano and Hailie Deegan just gave back to the less fortunate in a major way.

Along with Ford and the Joey Logano Foundation, both drivers donated 350 hams to North Carolina residents.

“Hailie’s Holiday Haul” donated 200 hams to the Children’s Hope Alliance in Statesville, N.C., and gave another 150 hams to Caterpillar Ministries and the Huntington Green neighborhood in Huntersville, N.C.

Logano told nascar.com that Deegan suggested the ham donations. In a media release, Logano called the opportunity to help others a “no-brainer.”

“We all kind of get stuck in our own little world, especially in times like this, but Christmas is a great time to show the need that is here. Unfortunately, this need is here every day, COVID or not, and the goal is to help these kids become a contributing member of society.”

In total, the duo donated more than a combined 3,300 pounds of ham at the two locations.

“I think if you can both work together, you can make some great things happen and put some smiles on people’s faces,” Deegan said.

“There are a lot of families that don’t get to experience the holidays fully with the resources they have, so to be able to give them a chance to have the fullest potential of those holidays means a lot.”

Deegan previously donated turkeys to 250 families in Detroit for Thanksgiving. 

The group also donated 5,000 Ford facemasks to Children’s Hope Alliance, an organization that provides “hope, health and healing for generations.”

The Joey Logano Foundation intends to donate 27,000 face coverings in the coming weeks, according to the release.

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