Thursday, June 8, 2023

Derek Kraus Scores Pole For Knoxville, Third-Career Truck Series Pole

Derek Kraus secured the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Clean Harbors 150 at Knoxville. Photo Credit: @Derek9Kraus on Twitter.

Derek Kraus, who drives the No. 19 Chevrolet Silverado for McAnally-Hilgemann Racing, will start Saturday night’s Clean Harbors 150 at Knoxville Raceway from the pole. Kraus scored the most passing points — 15 — of anyone in the four Heat races on Saturday evening.

Joining Kraus on the front row of Saturday’s race will be Carson Hocevar, who won Heat 2 from the fifth starting spot.

Ben Rhodes, who won the Bristol Dirt Race earlier this year, will roll from the third starting spot, while Stewart Friesen and Buddy Kofoid will start fourth and fifth.

John Hunter Nemechek, who won Heat 1, will start sixth. Ty Majeski will start in seventh. Hailie Deegan, who won Heat 3, will start eighth and Todd Gilliland, winner of Heat 4, will start ninth.

Chandler Smith will round out the top-10 starters for Saturday night’s race.

There were two drivers that missed the field for the race. The two drivers who will go home are Braden Mitchell and Norm Benning.

Here is the complete Starting Lineup for Saturday night’s Clean Harbors 150 at Knoxville Raceway:

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Clean Harbors 150

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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