Derek Kraus drove the McAnally-Hilgemann Racing No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Toyota Tundra to a 15th-place finish at Phoenix Raceway during Friday night’s season finale for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The 20-year-old from Stratford, Wisc., battled within the top ten for much of the Lucas Oil 150. Kraus earned a strong starting position by qualifying eighth earlier in the day. He finished the first stage in tenth then slipped back to 14th. He battled back to 12th at the conclusion of the second stage. He ended up 15th at the finish.
“We started off with good track position. That helped a lot. Then we lost track position and it got tight in traffic,” Kraus said. “All the MHR guys worked their tails off to get it right. We just missed it. We look forward to coming back next year.”
Start / Finish: 8 / 15
Points Earned: 23
Points Standing / Total: 13th / 480 pts.
Laps Completed / Laps Led: 2,724 / 58
Pole Wins: 2
Top-Five Finishes: 1
Top-Ten Finishes: 4
Based in Roseville, California, Bill McAnally Racing fields multiple teams in the ACRA Menards Series (formally NASCAR K&N Pro Series), including the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driven by Gio Scelzi. The team has amassed a record 99 wins and nine championships, with four of those titles earned in the last five years.