Derek Kraus is set to compete in his first race at Nashville Superspeedway, as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series makes its return to the 1.33-mile D-shaped oval on Friday.
Nashville will mark the first race with Thorogood featured as the primary sponsor on the McAnally-Hilgemann Racing No. 19 Toyota Tundra driven by Kraus.
The excitement has been building this year in anticipation of this weekend’s big NASCAR tripleheader at Nashville Superspeedway. It will mark the first NASCAR Cup Series race at the revamped Tennessee track and the return of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Camping World Truck Series.
The Camping World Truck Series will kick things off with the Rackley Roofing 200 on Friday night. The track hosted 13 truck races from 2001 to 2011. The series visited annually from 2001 to 2009 and twice each season in 2010 and 2011.
The Xfinity Series will race on Saturday, making its return to the track it visited 21 times from 2001 to 2011.
Like most drivers in the series, Kraus will be making his first start at Nashville Superspeedway. Only a handful of series drivers entered in Friday’s race competed there previously.
The Nashville race is the second of three consecutive weekends of racing for the Camping World Truck Series. It follows a visit to Texas Motor Speedway, in which Kraus finished 13th. From Tennessee, the series heads to Pennsylvania – for a race at Pocono Raceway on June 26.
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Derek Kraus – About this week
What are your thoughts about racing at Nashville Superspeedway
“I’m looking forward to this race. I always like the challenge of going to a track for the first time and Nashville Superspeedway is the kind of big track that suits me.”
“And we’re glad to have Thorogood join the team as our primary sponsor at Nashville.”
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Event:
Race: Rackley Roofing 200 (150 Laps) (Race 12 of 22) June 18, 2021
Location: Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (1.333-mile oval)
Television: FS1 on June 18 at 8 p.m. ET
No. 19 Thorogood Toyota Tundra
Hometown: Stratford, Wis.
Career series stats: 39 starts, 3 top fives, 17 top 10s
Most recent series finish: 13th – Texas (6/12/21)
Best career series finish: 2nd – Darlington (9/6/20)
Last series finish at Nashville: First visit
2021 Series stats:
Races: 11 starts, 2 top 10s
Average finish: 22
Laps completed: 1,229/1,425
Series standings: 15th
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