Kraus to race full-time in Truck Series

Derek Kraus celebrates after winning the NASCAR K&N West series championship at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona on November 9, 2019. (NASCAR)
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STRATFORD, Wis. (WSAW)- After dominating his way to a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship in 2019, Derek Kraus will make the leap to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck series for the 2020 season.

The Stratford native will drive for the No. 19 truck for newly formed McAnally-Hilgemann racing, owned by Bill McAnally and Bill Hilgemann, who also hails from Stratford.

Kraus has two top-ten finishes in five starts in the Truck Series, which kicks off its season on February 14 at Daytona International Speedway.