Derek Kraus

Driver Of The #19 IncredibleBank Truck

Up And Down Night For Derek Kraus At Bristol

Fades To Finish 15th In Truck Race On High Banks 

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2020) – Derek Kraus had an up and down night on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series competition on Thursday. 

The 19-year-old series rookie worked his way forward in the McAnally-Hilgemann Racing No. 19 IncredibleBank Toyota Tundra – getting up to second place on the half-mile track, before trouble came his way and left him to finish 15th. 

Kraus charged from 15th on the grid and was up to 10th by Lap 25. He continued to pick off positions and finished eighth in the first stage of the race, at Lap 55. He gained more spots and finished the second stage in sixth, on Lap 110. 

Kraus came on strong in the opening laps of the final stage, racing his way up to second place by Lap 129 of the 200-lap event. His race took a turn at that point, however, as he faded a few spots while experiencing a loose condition with his truck. Then, contact from another truck turned him into the wall. Although he was able to continue, he no longer had a truck capable of contending. He was able to finish on the lead lap and was 15th in the final rundown. 

The circuit heads next week to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Kraus has two series starts. 

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Event:

Race: UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics, Sept. 17, 2020

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (half-mile oval)

Format: Three Stages; Lap 55 / Lap 110 / Lap 200 

Derek Kraus

No. 19 IncredibleBank Toyota Tundra

Age: 19

Hometown: Stratford, Wisc.

Started: 15th

Stage 1: 8th

Stage 2: 6th

Finished: 15th (Running, completed 200 of 200 laps)

Race Winner: Sam Mayer 

2020 Series Stats:

Races: 17 starts, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s

Laps completed: 2,311/2,325

Laps led: 9

Series standings: 11th 

Next Race:

World of Westgate 200, Sept. 25, 2020, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (1.5-mile oval) 

 

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