Day Ends Early For Kraus On Dirt At Bristol

LAT Images #19: Derek Kraus, McAnally Hilgemann Racing, Toyota Tundra Incredible Bank

The day ended early for Derek Kraus as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series raced on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday.

The McAnally-Hilgemann Racing No. 19 Hunter Nation Toyota Tundra driven by Kraus was sidelined after suffering major damage in an accident on Lap 49.

Kraus was battling his way forward, after starting at the tail of the field – due to a problem when the trucks rolled off the grid to begin the race. He had worked his way up to 28th prior to the accident. Damage was beyond repair, leaving Kraus to finish 38th.

The Bristol race was postponed twice due to heavy rain that saturated the area over the weekend. It is one of two dirt track events on the Camping World Truck Series schedule this year. The circuit is scheduled to compete at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway on July 9.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Event:

Race: Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt (150 Laps) (Race 5 of 22) March 29, 2021

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. (1/2-mile dirt oval)

Format: Three Stages; Lap 40 / Lap 90 / Lap 150

Derek Kraus

No. 19 Hunter Nation Toyota Tundra

Age: 19

Hometown: Stratford, Wis.

Started: 12th

Stage 1: 31st

Stage 2: DNF

Finished: 38th (Accident, completed 49 of 150 laps)

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

2021 Series Stats:

Races: 5 starts, 1 top 10

Laps completed: 411/566

Series standings: 20th

Next Race:

ToyotaCare 250, April 17, 2021, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Va. (3/4-mile oval)


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