McAnally-Hilgemann Racing driver Derek Kraus battled in the top 10 throughout much of Thursday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Raceway before ultimately finishing 14th.
His finish in the No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet Silverado RST, combined with bonus points for a top 10 in the first stage of the race, gave him a solid points night. Kraus is 11th in the championship standings, one point out of 10th.
Kraus started 10th and moved up to finish seventh at the end of the first stage. Pit strategy shuffled Kraus back, but he battled his way back into the top 10 late in the race. Tight handling slipped Kraus back to 14th at the finish.
“We were just too tight,” Kraus said. “We had some decent speed in the beginning, but we lost track position and just from there the battle was on.”
Start / Finish: 10 / 14
Points Earned: 27
Points Standing / Total: 11th / 131 pts.
Next Race: April 16, 2022, Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.
How to Watch or Listen: Live on FS1
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.