Derek Kraus led the way among a trio of McAnally-Hilgemann Racing drivers competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race under the lights at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.
Kraus drove the No. 19 NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet Silverado to a 12th-place finish in the Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation.
After starting 18th on the grid, Kraus charged ahead to finish 11th at the end of the first stage of the race. Throughout the remainder of the event, Kraus battled for a top-10 spot among playoff drivers in a race that was slowed by just one caution. His 12th-place finish extended his string of consistent runs, with an average finish of 10th in the last six events.
“We had a solid truck, just not enough,” Kraus said. “We need to be better on the long runs. I am looking forward to going back to Kansas Speedway.”
Start / Finish: 18 / 12
Points Standing / Total: 11 / 461 pts.
Next Race: Sep. 9th, Kansas Lottery 200 , Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS (1.5-mile oval)
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.