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Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) is an American professional stock car racing team that competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, as well as part-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The team is based in Roseville, California and is owned by Bill McAnally. The team fields the No. 16 Toyota Camry for Derek Kraus, the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Hailie Deegan, and the No. 99 Toyota Camry for Brittney Zamora in the K&N Pro Series. They also field a part-time entry for Kraus in the No. 19 Toyota Tundra in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

Bill McAnally Racing
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Owner(s)Bill McAnally
Mike Curb
William Hilgeman
BaseRoseville, California
SeriesNASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Race driversGander Outdoors Truck Series
19. Derek Kraus (part-time)
K&N Pro Series East
12. Lawless Alan (part-time)
16. Derek Kraus (part-time)
19. Hailie Deegan, Todd Gilliland, Brandon Jones (part-time)
50. Raphaël Lessard (part-time)
99. Brittney Zamora (part-time)
K&N Pro Series West
12. Lawless Alan, Derrick Doering (part-time)
16. Derek Kraus
19. Hailie Deegan
50. Dylan Garner, Daniel Hemric (part-time)
99. Brittney Zamora
SponsorsGander Outdoors Truck Series
19. NAPA Auto Parts
K&N Pro East Series
16. NAPA Auto Parts, Curb Records
19. Monster Energy, Mobil 1, NAPA Power Premium Plus
99. NAPA Filters
K&N Pro West Series
16. NAPA Auto Parts, Curb Records
19. Monster Energy, Mobil 1, NAPA Auto Parts, NAPA Power Premium Plus
99. NAPA Filters
ManufacturerToyota
Career
DebutWhelen All-American Series
1990
K&N Pro Series West:
1992
Gander Outdoors Truck Series
2000
K&N Pro Series East:
2014
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 9
NASCAR Whelen All American Series: 1
1990
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West: 8
1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: 0

HistoryEdit

Bill McAnally first started racing in the Late Model series at All American Speedway in 1990. While preparing to begin his Late Model career he reached out to NAPA to try getting some sponsorship for his car. They agreed to sponsor him, and McAnally won the Late Model division championship in the Whelen All-American Series at the track. NAPA has continued to sponsor the team to this day.

McAnally moved up to the K&N Pro Series West (then called the NASCAR Winston West Series), making two starts that season. The following season he bumped that up to five starts. The 1994 season got off to a bad start when he lost his car and equipment to vandals the night before the season opener. Despite this, McAnally still managed to race in six events while rebuilding his team that year. In 1995 he finally reached his dream of running a full regular season schedule, finishing ninth in the championship standings. He followed that up with another ninth-place finish in the standings the following year.[1] In total, McAnally made 56 starts between 1992 and 1998[2] while also working a full-time job as a lineman for an utility company.

In 1999 McAnally was getting ready to retire from racing when a chance meeting took place with a father and son who wanted to go racing. That meeting resulted in Sean Woodside racing for McAnally in 1999. He won the first race of the season at Tucson and went on to win the series championship. McAnally next opened a seat for Brendan Gaughan who went on to win back-to-back titles for BMR in 2000 and 2001 and opened a Camping World Truck Series (then called Craftsman Truck Series) team in the same years.[3] McAnally would add two more titles with driver Eric Holmes in 2008 and 2010. In 2015 and 2016 the team saw even more success, winning back-to-back championships with Chris Eggleston and Todd Gilliland respectively. This made McAnally just the third car owner in the history of the series to win consecutive titles on two separate occasions.[4] They came back just as strong in 2017, winning another championship with Todd Gilliland.[5] McAnally is the only owner in NASCAR history to have eight championships at the touring series level of NASCAR.[6]

In November 2018, it was announced that BMR would reopen a Camping World Truck Series team debuting again at ISM Raceway fielding the No. 19 Toyota Tundra for Derek Kraus. After finishing in the top-ten, BMR expanded its inventory to three trucks and committed to running a four-race schedule with Kraus in 2019.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Company History | BMR NAPA". www.bmrnapa.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "Driver Bill McAnally Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "Craftsman Truck Series Entry in 2000 and 2001.website=racing-reference.info". Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  4. ^ "Where are they now? – Bill McAnally continues to make a difference". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  5. ^ "Driver Todd Gilliland 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  6. ^ "Rouse To Team With Bill McAnally Racing – NASCAR Home Tracks". hometracks.nascar.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  7. ^ Seelman, Jacob. "Kraus Set For Four Truck Races With McAnally". Speed Sport. Retrieved 7 March 2019.

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