Hailie Deegan said in a video posted Monday that she skipped an event in Florida this past weekend because an obsessed fan allegedly threatened to kill her boyfriend, Chase Cabre.
Deegan also said that the person sent an eight-page handwritten letter to David Gilliland Racing, the Camping World Truck Series team Deegan drives for this season, “stating that he was dating me and in a relationship with me for multiple, multiple months and how he was just like in love with me and infatuated with me and I was his soul mate, and it kind of scared me a little bit.”
Deegan and Cabre notified the police and said an officer had been stationed outside their home overnight. They also said they‘ve had conversations with the FBI and NASCAR security about the matter.
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AND: The couple said they’ve decided to stop looking over their shoulders and go back to their normal lives, which means racing Wednesday night in Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina.
“I’m over this, I’m completely over this,” Deegan said.
She’ll get back into Truck Series competition Thursday, with the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200, at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, according to her manager.
“We have measures in place to increase her safety on and off the track,” NASCAR spokesman Mike Forde said Tuesday.
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