ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Derek Kraus is set to make his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this week, racing the Bill McAnally Racing No. 19 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota in the Lucas Oil 150 on Friday at ISM Raceway.
Kraus is a 17-year-old from Stratford, Wis.. He just completed his second season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driving BMR’s No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry.
While finishing fourth in the championship standings, Kraus topped the series this season in terms of wins, with four, and poles, with five. He also led the most laps of competition. Overall, he registered eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 14 races.
In his two seasons of competition in the K&N West, Kraus has five wins, six poles, 17 top-five finishes, and 20 top-10 finishes in 28 starts. He won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in 2017.
Kraus also ran select events in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2017 and 2018, garnering two pole awards, along with four top-five finishes, in seven starts.
Ty Joiner, a veteran leader with the BMR team, will serve as the crew chief at Phoenix. John Camilleri, who was the crew chief this year on the K&N West entry driven by Kraus, will serve as the truck chief.