ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2019) – Derek Kraus is headed to Florida this week to race in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
He will be competing in his fifth truck series event of the season, the sixth of his career, wheeling the Bill McAnally Racing No. 19 Skooza Toyota Tundra.
It marks the debut of Skooza, which offers a line of electric fat tire scooters, as a sponsor with BMR.
The Homestead race is sandwiched between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale that was at ISM Raceway near Phoenix on Nov. 9 and the NASCAR Regional Awards ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina on Nov. 23. Kraus captured the K&N West title at ISM Raceway, winning by the largest margin since the series adopted its current point system in 2012. He and his BMR team will receive all the accolades that go with the championship during the ceremony in the Crown Ballroom in the Charlotte Convention Center.
Before taking center stage at the awards banquet, however, Kraus has some unfinished business to take care of in the truck series.
The 18-year-old from Stratford, Wisconsin made his truck series debut with a strong eighth-place finish a year ago at ISM Raceway.
In his first three truck series starts this season, he finished eighth at Dover International Speedway in Delaware; 18th at Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway; and 27th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, after being sidelined with mechanical trouble. He is coming off a disappointing night in the truck race at ISM Raceway on Nov. 8, in which contact from another truck sent his Toyota Tundra into the wall and ended his race early.
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