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BMR Drivers Experience Tough Battle in K&N East Race at Bristol


Derek Kraus and his Bill McAnally Racing teammates experienced the ups and downs of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.

All three drivers were on the move early, but ran into troubles that left them without the finishes they were aiming for at the high-banked, half-mile Tennessee track.



Kraus came away with a 24th-place finish in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, while Cole Rouse was 21st in the No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota Camry, and Hailie Deegan was 22nd in the No. 19 Mobil 1/NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry.

From the drop of the green flag, Kraus and Rouse had charged forward from the back of the field. They were up to ninth and 10th by Lap 100, as they battled back-and- forth. Kraus spun coming off Turn 2 on Lap 107 and fell out of contention after hitting the wall a short time later.



Rouse got caught up in a multi-car incident, just 14 laps from the finish. Deegan was sidelined early with mechanical trouble, but returned 20 laps down to finish the event.


Start / Finish: 20th / 24th
Points Earned: 20
Points Standing / Total: 10th / 60


Next Race: K&N West at Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway, May 5
How to Watch or Listen: NBCSN


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Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West record with 11 championships and eclipsed the 100-win mark in 2022. The team has piled on six titles in the last eight seasons with four different drivers since 2015. Second-year driver Tanner Reif takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2023 and looks to improve on his runner-up finish in the 2022 drivers’ standings to build on BMR’s west coast legacy.

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