Derek Kraus Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Bill McAnally Racing will once again field an entry in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Derek Kraus. The 17-year-old will compete in four races for the West Coast-based team. Kraus will make his 2019 Truck Series debut in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway in the No. 19 ENEOS Motor Oil / NAPA Filters Toyota Tundra. He will then return at Dover International Speedway on May 3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 13, after he turns 18 on September 1,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Derek Kraus announced Sunday that he’ll make his debut in the Camping World Truck Series at ISM Raceway in Phoenix for Friday’s Lucas Oil 150, driving the No. 19 NAPA Know How Toyota Tundra for Bill McAnally Racing. It’ll be McAnally’s return on the national tour since Austin Cameron drove for him in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Sonoma Raceway in 2004. As far as Trucks, it’ll be McAnally’s first crack in the series since 2001 at PhoenixRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MERIDIAN, Idaho — “God, this is the happiest day of my life,” said the trailblazing 17-year-old Hailie Deegan of Temecula, California, who made NASCAR history Saturday in the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 at Meridian Speedway, becoming the first female to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race. Not only did she accomplish that feat, Deegan also becomes the first female to win a major NASCAR touring race since three-time Dash Series winner Shawna Robinson last won at Myrtle Beach in 1989. The historic winning passRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MERIDIAN, Idaho – The fastest man of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour continues to be Bill McAnally Racing’s Derek Kraus, who scored his fifth pole Saturday at Meridian Speedway, setting a blistering time of 12.243 seconds. Not only he accomplished this feat, but it’ll be his fourth straight KNPSW front row start as he’ll look to gain ground on points leader Derek Thorn, who will start fifth in the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208. Kraus told Motorsports Tribune that running 208 laps on theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From the rugged dust bowl that was the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt circuit to the narrow, flat quarter-mile bullring known as Meridian Speedway in Idaho will be the 12th stop for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour as the championship battle has narrowed down to just a few contenders with three rounds remaining. History was made in the last round on Sept. 13 when rookie Hailie Deegan became the first female driver to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series pole, where she led 13Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONROE, Wash. — After multiple weather delays, two red flags, tempers flaring, and fuel problems from pole sitter Derek Kraus, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West points leader Derek Thorn capitalized through all obstacles, and was the only driver smiling, scoring his second win of the season in Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Evergreen Speedway, beating Cole Rouse by 1.629 seconds. For 115 laps, it was all Kraus as he had a comfortable lead over Thorn, Coe Rouse, Ryan Partridge, and Kody Vanderwal until heRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONROE, Wash. — Mother Nature favored the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West drivers, as they were able to get qualifying completed, and when it was all set and done, NASCAR NEXT driver Derek Kraus (23.459 seconds) scored his third pole of the season. Kraus told Motorsports Tribune that tire conservation is crucial to be in the race-winning battle and he hopes to be in contention. “It’s definitely a good thing to start the day with the pole, but the race is what counts,” said Kraus. “Qualifying isRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to action Saturday for the running of the NAPA Auto Parts 175 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, and its championship battle has heated up with only six races remaining. Bob Bruncati Racing drivers Derek Thorn and Ryan Partridge are tied in first. Both drivers have a win to their name, but Thorn owns the tiebreaker because of his four runner-up finishes to Partridge’s two. The 2013 series champion captured his latest runner-up effort in the combination raceRead More