Cut tire derails strong run for Kraus
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KANSAS CITY, KS — A cut tire derailed a strong run for McAnally-Hilgemann Racing’s Derek Kraus, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kansas Lottery 200 Sept. 9 at Kansas Speedway.
Kraus was on the move in the No. 19 Kafka Granite Chevrolet Silverado, charging from his 13th-place starting position and running as high as fifth at the beginning of the final stage of the race. He got pinched into the outside wall, however, and then scraped the wall a second time after getting into some oil – which cut down a tire and required he pit under green. He returned to the track a couple of laps down in 30th. He battled back to gain one lap and finish 21st.
“We got squeezed into the wall and that wasn’t bad, but the second time I got in oil and that’s when I got the bad damage,” the Stratford native said after the race. “The team brought a really fast Chevy to the track and I’m happy about that. It was also cool to have Kafka on the truck for this race,” Kraus added.
Kraus started his 19th race this season, and 69th of his career. He currently sits in 11th place in the Series standings. Up next for Kraus is the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics, Sept. 15 at the 1/2-mile oval Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.