KIMMEL AT MADISON: This Sunday’s Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200 will mark Frank Kimmel’s fourth consecutive ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway. Over the last three seasons, Kimmel has claimed one top-five (3rd in 2013) and three top-10 finishes. The veteran driver has also completed 100% of laps competed (608 of 608). Madison International Speedway is one of only four tracks Kimmel has not previous won at on the ARCA circuit.
YEAR IN REVIEW: With 15 races complete and only five remaining before the season finale in October, Kimmel and his No. 44 Ansell-Menards team have accumulated six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. In addition, Kimmel has completed 98.4% of laps competed (2075 of 2109).
CHASSIS INFORMATION: Kimmel and his Mark Rette-led team will utilize Chassis No. 18 this week at Madison. This is the same chassis Kimmel has competed with the last two weeks at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway and on dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Win-Tron Racing team has also raced with this particular chassis at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Chicagoland Speedway, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway I, and Michigan International Speedway.
SPRINGFIELD RECAP: One week ago during the SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Kimmel and the ARCA Racing Series made their first of two stops on non-asphalt tracks. After a rain shower altered the day’s activities and the dirt surface was prepared, Kimmel took to the clay and completed every lap inside the top-10, en route to a fourth-place finish.
MEET THE CHAMP: Fans will have two opportunities to meet Kimmel on Friday, August 22. Kimmel and the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota will be at the Menards store in Beloit, WI (2851 Milwaukee Road) from 3:30-5:00 p.m., before traveling to the Monona, WI (6401 Copps Avenue) Menards store from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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CATCH THE ACTION: The green flag for the Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway will wave shortly after3:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 24. Live television coverage can been seen on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 3:00 p.m.Eastern. ARCARacing.com will also have live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s on-track activity.
FROM THE DRIVERS SEAT: Kimmel on racing at Madison International Speedway… “I’m really looking forward to going to Madison this weekend. Our short track program has been consistent all year and the last few outings with my crew chief Mark Rette have been pretty solid. Growing up, I raced on tracks just like Madison and even though I’ve actually only raced there a few times in my career, it’s definitely a fun racetrack to go to. I’ve never won at Madison before though, so hopefully our Ansell-Menards Toyota will be hooked up this weekend and maybe we’ll end up in Victory Lane.”
-Frank Kimmel Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com