Freestyle

Brian Deegan heads for NASCAR

Author: Garry Morrow

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Freestyle pioneer Brian Deegan will move into NASCAR with the NTS Motorsports driver development program with the objective of moving through the ranks of NASCAR to Sprint Cup as quickly as possible.

Deegan, who has spent some time racing trucks, will become part of a two-car program that NTS fields, along with current driver Brennan Newberry.

The 10-time X-Games freestyle medalist, as usual, was very open about his view of this opportunity.

"When NASCAR chairman Brian France told the world that NASCAR is a contact sport, we're going to loosen it up, I'm not sure Mr. France knew what he was getting into. I took that as a personal invitation for guys like me," the Metal Mulisha founder said.

"I love racing, I love going fast, I love pushing the limit and that's what I'm going to bring to NASCAR. I have been designated as the General of the Metal Mulisha and so the Metal Mulisha army is going to march on NASCAR," Deegan added.

NTS Motorsports Team Owner Bob Newberry commented, "Brian is a winner and is going to bring the same commitment and passion that took him to the top of Motocross and the X Games world to our racing program. We are similarly committed to putting Brian in world class equipment, getting him the seat time to ensure his success, and moving him through our development process to Sprint Cup, period."

"NASCAR will be energized by both new fans and new sponsors that Deegan and Metal Mulisha (Deegan Motocross team, clothing and product line) will attract. In fact, we have already brought in two exciting new sponsors, MySmokinRide.com, the Facebook of motorsports and race fans, and Fountain Powerboats, the premier powerboat manufacturer in the world. Both sponsors immediately recognized the opportunity that this team will bring to the world of racing," Newberry concluded.

Deegan will begin his NASCAR career in June at Irwindale Speedway in the Super Late Model race.

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