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Hailie Deegan and Brittney Zamora on breaking barriers in motorsports

From left, Brittney Zamora, Hailie Deegan and Toyota's Monique Jackson with ESPN's Sarah Spain at the 2019 espnW Summit. Robby Klein / ESPN Images

Admittedly, motorsports superstars Hailie Deegan and Brittney Zamora have a need for speed. Their ability to command the track is born from dedication, training and hyper-focus.

Deegan, 18, is the first woman to win on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for Bill McAnally Racing. And Zamora, 20, competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and part-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East also for Bill McAnally Racing in both series.

On Tuesday at the 2019 espnW: Women + Sports Summit at The Resort at Pelican Hill -- on the Women Going Places panel presented by Toyota -- Deegan and Zamora shared their insights on being women in the male-dominated motorsports world.

"With age comes the cage." -- Hailie Deegan on the importance of the protective cage that is installed in race and stock cars

"Cars are a whole lot safer now. I just need to know to get out of the car if it's on fire." -- Brittney Zamora, on the improvement of technology in race and stock cars

"I begged my parents to get me an off-road truck [as a kid] when most little girls beg for a pony." -- Deegan

"The hardest thing is proving yourself to the fans. They often think [being a woman in motorsports] is just a marketing tool." -- Zamora