Hunter Nation Joins McAnally-Hilgemann Racing

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Derek Kraus will return to McAnally-Hilgemann Racing for his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in 2021. (HHP/Jim Fluharty Photo)
Derek Kraus will return to McAnally-Hilgemann Racing for his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in 2021. (HHP/Jim Fluharty Photo)

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — McAnally-Hilgemann Racing has announced that Hunter Nation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the right to hunt, will be the primary sponsor on Derek Kraus’ No. 19 Toyota Tundra for multiple NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season.

The MHR entry will carry the Hunter Nation branding beginning with Friday’s Bucked Up 200 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“We’re proud to announce that Hunter Nation will join the MHR team this season, beginning with the race at Las Vegas,” said team co-owner Bill McAnally. “The team is working hard to build on our success from 2020 and we look to be a strong contender this year. It will be great to have Hunter Nation be a part of our program and to have them on board at multiple events through the season.”

Kraus, a 19-year-old from Stratford, Wis., is in his second season of driving for MHR in the Camping World Truck Series. He had a remarkable rookie season last year, finishing 11th in the series championship standings and missing the playoffs by just one spot. He registered three top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 23 starts, including a runner-up finish at Darlington Raceway and a fourth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway.

Kraus previously raced for three seasons with Bill McAnally Racing in the ARCA Menards Series West (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West), where he won the 2019 championship.