Kraus Charges to Seventh at Daytona
Derek Kraus charged to a seventh-place finish in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on the road course at Daytona International Speedway.
Nineteen-year-old Kraus of Stratford, Wisc., drove the McAnally-Hilgemann Racing No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Toyota Tundra to the front in a thrilling Friday night at Daytona. Kraus gained 16 positions in the final 16 laps of the race to finish seventh.
Kraus lined up 31st on the grid for the race that started on race tires. Kraus was 23rd after his final pit stop on lap 31. He charged forward on the following restarts, making his way into the top-ten before ultimately finishing seventh as a caution ended the race on the third attempt at an overtime finish.
Prior to Friday’s race, Kraus made a visit to a couple of NAPA AUTO PARTS stores in the area that are part of the Wall Automotive Group. He signed autographs, visited with customers and made some deliveries for the stores – located in Daytona Beach and Deland.
Bill McAnally served as the keynote speaker during the Racing Promoters Workshop during Speedweeks in Daytona, sharing his insight on building long-term sponsorship relationships.
Start / Finish: 31 / 7
Points Earned: 30
Points Standing / Total: 15th / 186 pts.
Next Race: March 5, Silver State 200, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
How to Watch or Listen: Live on FS1
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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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