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Will Kimmel

Team: Kimmel Racing-69-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/11/1988

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The car that Will Kimmel destroyed last year at Mobile Int’l Speedway is going to live in infamy, or at least until it rusts to the ground.
In fact, you may have already seen the postings on social media, especially after Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sent out the following Tweet, "Latest donation to the racecar junkyard. Thanks @WillKimmel". And on the heels of Earnhardt’s "thanks", the car now rests comfortably among the weeds, twigs and trees in Earnhardt’s private "racecar junkyard". Apr 1 - 3:15 PM
Source: ARCA Racing

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After wrecking both superspeedway cars in the open test less than a month ago, Kimmel Racing had to go into scramble mode to prepare a car in time for Saturday’s 53rd running of the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

Today, the Clarksville, Indiana-based team scrambled right to the top of the leader board in final practice Friday morning. Will Kimmel, in the No. 69 E3 Spark Plugs-SO Contracting-SCCY Chevrolet, circled the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 47.543 seconds, for an average speed of 189.302 mph. The speed that Kimmel put up was the exact same speed that rookie Chase Briscoe put up as the fastest speed in practice Thursday. Kimmel’s career-best finish at Daytona was third in 2012. Briscoe, fastest in practice Thursday, was second on the charts at 189.266 mph in the No. 77 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge.-ARCA Racing
Feb 12 - 11:54 AM

E3 Spark Plugs, creators of the advanced DiamondFIRE Technology, is proud to announce their sponsorship of third generation ARCA racer Will Kimmel.

The familiar E3 logo will adorn the quarter panels of Kimmel’s Ford throughout the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. The son of Bill Jr. and nephew of Frank, Will Kimmel has earned an impressive 13 track championships and over 90 career wins. He was the first rookie driver at Salem Speedway to win a feature event in his first start. He was also the youngest driver to ever win the Salem Super Late Model Championship at Salem. Today, Will races everything from Street Stocks at his local track to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car and just about anything in between.-ARCA Racing
Jan 11 - 10:09 AM

Despite racing in just 17 races and having a couple of did not finishes because of accidents, Will Kimmel still managed to finish 11th in the ARCA Racing series points.

Kimmel scored five top 10’s in 2015, but called the season rough. His wreck at Mobile in March gained national attention when his car went off of the track. "We tore up a lot of good race cars from things that were out of our control," he said. "On the upside, the cars were fast and I felt that we were as competitive as Kimmel Racing had been for years." Kimmel also made his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut during 2015 and said he and his father (and team owner Bill Kimmel) are already putting together a solid plan for 2016.-ARCA Racing
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 10:37:00 PM

K was the operative letter for Will Kimmel III in 2015. He made two starts in the NASCAR Cup series for Frank Stoddard and improved in both races. These two starts came at Kentucky Speedway in July and Kansas Speedway in October.

In both instances, Kimmel was forced to take a provisional to start the race, but he kept the Ford running until the end. At Kentucky, he was within four laps of the leaders when the checkers waved and might have finished better than 38th in a race with higher attrition.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Will Kimmel (#69 SO Contracting-Circle Track Magazine Ford) was credited with a 21st place DNF in the October 16 ARCA Racing Series season-ending Full Throttle S'loonshine 98.9 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS.

He started third in the lineup, led 14 laps and completed 55 laps of the 99-lap event before exiting the race (Engine). Kimmel, who competed in 17 of the season's 20 races, scored three top-fives, four top-10s and finished 11th in the final 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver championship standings.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 07:26:00 PM

Will Kimmel (No. 69 Portland Recycling-Charlie Wilson Appliance Toyota) led the first practice for the ARCA Racing Series Federated Car Care Fall Classic 200 at Salem (Indiana) Speedway.

The lap of 115.418 mph was the quickest of the 28 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 74 JJ Haley, No. 72 Chase Briscoe, No. 22 Kyle Weatherman and No. 25 Frank Kimmel are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 68 Ford driver Mark Meunier was the slowest.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Will Kimmel finished fourth in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started the No. 69 1-800 Auto Parts-Accel Ford seventh on the grid for the Pocono ARCA 200. He completed all laps of the 80-lap event. Kimmel, who made six of the eight series races so far this season, is currently 12th in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 09:28:00 PM

Will Kimmel was credited with a 29th place DNF in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.

He started the No. 69 Kimmel Racing Ford fifth on the grid for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200. He made it to lap 66 of the 79 laps run before exiting the event (Accident). He is currently 11th in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Tue, May 5, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Will Kimmel was credited with a 20th place DNF Sunday's ARCA Racing Series race at Salem (IN) Speedway.

He started the No. 69 Eddie Gilstrap Motors Ford 10th on the grid for the Federated Auto Parts 200. He made it to lap 65 of the 200 laps run before exiting the event (Electrical). He is currently 13th in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 07:43:00 PM

Will Kimmel was credited with a 25th place DNF Saturday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Fairgrounds Speedway (Nashville, TN).

He started the No. 69 Kimmel Racing Ford 27th on the grid for the Troop Aid 200. He made it to lap 12 of the 200 laps run before exiting the event (Transmission). He is currently eighth in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 11:31:00 PM

The year 2015 represents the 67th consecutive season of competition for Kimmel Racing.

A time-honored tradition that reaches back to its inception in 1949 under the guidance of family patriarch Bill Kimmel, Sr., moves forward today with Bill Kimmel, Jr. at the helm. His son, Will Kimmel, a third-generation ARCA driver, is again set to steer the No. 69 Kimmel Racing Ford Fusion in ’15, the same number his grandfather wore in ’49. The 2015 season is still coming together for Kimmel Racing, which finished third at Daytona in 2012 with Will behind the wheel. Kimmel Racing has already tested the new ARCA Racing Series composite body at Salem and Daytona, and plans to be ready with it for the short track portion of the fast-approaching new season.
Source: ARCA Racing
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Will Kimmel will pilot the No. 44 Ingersoll Rand Camry in his fifth and final race with TriStar Motorsports this season.

Kimmel made his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series™ (NNS) start earlier this season in the No. 44 Camry at Phoenix. This weekend's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be Kimmel's sixth career NNS race. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the No. 44 car will be sporting a pink and black wrap covered with more than 100 names of people affected by breast cancer. The names were collected via a social media campaign hosted by Kimmel's associate sponsor, Ingersoll Rand Power Tools. Fans were invited to submit the names of loved ones to be printed on the car that will race this Friday night.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Will Kimmel was credited with a 29th place DNF in Saturday's season-ending ARCA Racing Series race at Kansas Speedway.

He started the No. 68 Accel-Messinas Ford 17th on the grid for the ARCA 98.9. He made it to lap 43 of the 99 lap race before exiting the event (Accident).
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Will Kimmel, John Wes Townley and GMS Racing teammates Spencer Gallagher and Grant Enfinger nailed down the top four spots in Friday’s second ARCA practice session at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.

Kimmel’s speed of 175.200 topped the charts in the hour-long practice session that ran from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Matt Tifft, coming off a second-place finish at Kentucky Speedway, was fifth in the practice session.ARCA point leader Mason Mitchell will start on the pole after Menards Pole Qualifying was canceled in favor of the second practice session for the teams. When he takes the green flag to start the race, Mitchell will clinch the series championship.-ARCA Racing
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 05:06:00 PM