All three Bill McAnally Racing drivers turned in strong performances in the NAPA AUTO PARTS/Toyota 175 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Colorado National Speedway on Saturday night.
The trio finished fourth, fifth, and sixth in the tightly contested battle on the 3/8-mile short track just north of Denver.
Derek Kraus, who in qualifying won his third pole of the year and fourth of his career, led early in the race and came away with a fourth-place finish in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry. Series rookie Hailie Deegan finished fifth in the No. 19 Mobil 1 / NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry, giving her a second straight top-five finish. Finishing sixth was Cole Rouse, who had the No. 99 NAPA Belts & Hoses Toyota Camry in the lead early after starting fourth.
Kraus – a 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Stratford, Wisconsin – remains third in the championship standings, 14 points out of the lead. Rouse is just behind him – fourth in the standings, 18 points out of first. Deegan, who was coming off a best finish of fourth in the most recent series event, is second in rookie points and seventh in the overall standings.
Start / Finish: 1 / 4
Points Earned: 41
Points Standing / Total: 3 / 203
Next Race: Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, June 23
How to Watch or Listen: NBCSN
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.