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Team: Venturini Motorsports-25-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (53) / 4/30/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'2 / 220

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Frank Kimmel will make his 14th consecutive ARCA Racing Series start and first with his new team at Chicagoland Speedway.
Kimmel will be driving his familiar No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota. Like most tracks on the circuit, Kimmel has had his share of success at Chicago earning one victory, six top-5 and 12 top-10 finishes. Coming off his runner-up finish at Michigan, Kimmel is riding confidence and determination, looking to capture his first series win since 2013 when he won his series best 80th victory at Kansas Speedway.-Venturini Motorsports Jun 18 - 9:37 PM

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Frank Kimmel has driven a lot of race cars at Michigan International Speedway over the years but the No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota Camry put together by his Venturini Motorsports team might be one of the best.

Kimmel led the speed charts Thursday in a lengthy, 2.5-hour practice for Friday's Corrigan Oil 200 at MIS. Kimmel has won twice at MIS but has never sat on the pole. His fastest practice lap Thursday was 187.383 mph.-ARCA Racing
Jun 11 - 7:25 PM

It’s been nearly two years since Frank Kimmel visited victory lane and collected his record setting 80th ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards career win at Kansas Speedway in the 2013 series’ finale.

Kimmel, the 10-Time ARCA Series champion, hopes to change that stat and add to his legacy this weekend when he makes his 37th career start at Toledo Speedway in Sunday’s Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care. He earned his first ARCA Racing victory at Toledo in 1994 and has gone on to win at his favorite tracks nine-times during his storied career. In 36 ARCA career starts at Toledo, Kimmel has amassed nine wins, 24 top-5’s and 27 top-10 finishes.
Source: ARCA Racing
May 14 - 12:49 PM

Frank Kimmel finished 14th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.

He started the No. 15 101 Ranch Records-Menards Toyota seventh on the grid for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200. He completed all laps of the 79 lap event. Kimmel, who made two of five series races so far this season, is currently 21st in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
May 5 - 4:04 PM

Thanks to a collaborative effort between Venturini Motorsports, Menards, Tide, 101 Ranch Records and Richmond Water Heaters, the team will now field both Brandon Jones and Frank Kimmel in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 on May 1 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Jones will pilot the No. 25 Tide-Menards Toyota, while Kimmel will slide behind the wheel of the No. 15 101 Ranch Records-Menards Toyota. Jones will be debuting the bright orange Tide colors, a relationship he will carry on to the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21. Both drivers were originally scheduled to split the 20-race ARCA schedule with 10 races each (in the No. 25 Menards Toyota) with Talladega reserved for Jones.-Venturini Motorsports
Apr 24 - 3:36 PM

This Saturday’s ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile Int’l Speedway will have a different feel for Frank Kimmel and a different look for series race fans. The 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion will be shifting from driver to coach/spotter for this weekend’s activities at the Alabama half-mile short track, ending a streak of 387 consecutive starts in the series.

The last ARCA race that Kimmel missed was the season-ending event at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1996. Since then, starting with Daytona, 1997, Kimmel has driven in every ARCA race, totaling 387 consecutive races over 19 years. "I’m going to be spotting for the 55 car, and I’ll be helping Brandon (Jones) in any way I can … but Brandon’s such a good racer; I really don’t think he’ll need a lot of my help."
Source: ARCA Racing
Mar 12 - 8:21 PM

Frank Kimmel, starting the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona from the 11th position was dominant at times, leading 27-laps and driving back up through the field after a fueling mishap under caution on lap-36, dropped him back to 34th position.

Kimmel in his No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota jumped to the highline picking off positions one-at-a-time before catching Grant Enfinger, the leader, with 13-laps remaining. Racing side-by-side in the closing laps the outside line which Kimmel was racing lost momentum and started backing up to the leader. With laps ticking away Kimmel was unable to close the gap settling for a fifth place finish.-Venturini Motorsports
Feb 17 - 1:33 PM

Over his storied career Frank Kimmel has re-written the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (ARCA Racing) record book amassing 80 series victories and an unprecedented 10 driver championships.

But with all the success Kimmel continues to seek the most cherished prize of all, a trip to Daytona International Speedway’s victory lane, a feat seemingly unobtainable over the course of his 24-year ARCA racing driving career. Next week, Kimmel will try to end his Daytona drought with a win at the World Center of Racing as the ARCA Racing Series ascends on Daytona Beach, Fla. for the Lucas Oil 200 presented by AutoZone. And, Kimmel will be behind the wheel of the No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota for Venturini Motorsports.-Venturini Motorsports
Feb 6 - 11:55 AM

Officials from Ansell Protective Products and Menards announced today that they will move their ARCA Racing Series team sponsorship program to Venturini Motorsports in 2015.

In addition to the team sponsorship announcement, Ansell and Menards disclosed that 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel would run a 10-race schedule in 2015, with development driver Brandon Jones driving the Venturini Motorsports Toyota Camry in the remaining 10 events. The car will be the No. 25, the flagship car of Venturini Motorsports.
Source: ARCA Racing
Jan 15 - 11:25 AM

10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards national champion Frank Kimmel finished fourth in points in 2014, his 23rd consecutive top-10 championship points finish, a record among many the second-generation ARCA racer holds.

Although he didn't get back to the winners circle in '14, as the all-time series winner with 80 career victories, his all-time win mark is unsurpassed, as is his status as the series' greatest champion, on and off the track. From a street stock at the Sportsdrome so many years ago, to the modern-day big leagues, Kimmel did it all the old-fashioned way...he earned it. Congratulations on an amazing and incredible career unmatched in the annals of ARCA, 62 years and counting.-ARCA Racing Series
Jan 2 - 11:56 AM

Frank Kimmel is a 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion and has collected plenty of hardware in his illustrious ARCA racing career.

This past season, he finished fourth in points and didn’t win a race. However, he won’t leave the December 13 post-season ARCA banquet empty-handed. Kimmel will take with him the 2014 CGS Imaging Hard Charger Award. The driver who advances the most positions during each race receives the CGS Imaging Hard Charger Award for that event, and the driver who improved the most positions by the end of the season receives the CGS Imaging Hard Charger of the Year award.
Source: ARCA Racing
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Frank Kimmel was credited with a 21st place DNF in Saturday's season-ending ARCA Racing Series race at Kansas Speedway.

He started the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota fourth on the grid for the ARCA 98.9. He made it to lap 73 of the 99 lap race before exiting the event (Accident).
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Frank Kimmel was quickest in the first ARCA Racing Series practice at Salem (Indiana) Speedway for the Federated Auto Parts Fall Classic 200.

He ran a fast lap of 114.768 mph in the No. 44 Toyota. Ken Schrader logged a 114.735 mph in his No. 52 Chevrolet. No. 98 Mason Mitchell, No. 37 Kyle Benjamin and No. 15 Brennan Poole are the rest of the top five during this session.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Frank Kimmel was moving to the front of the field in Friday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, when the 10-time champion entangled with a competitor causing significant damage to the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota Camry.

After repairs behind the wall, Kimmel returned to the track and finished in the 20th position. Kimmel and the ARCA Racing Series will head to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan for the Federated Auto Parts 200 on Saturday, August 9.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Saturday’s ModSpace 150 will mark Frank Kimmel’s 44th career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start at Pocono Raceway.

Kimmel has recorded 3 wins, 21 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes, in addition to six poles. The 10-time champion has completed 94% of laps competed and led a total of 340 laps. Just two months ago, the first ARCA Racing Series event took place at the 2.5-mile triangle. And this week it’s time for round two. In June, Kimmel and the Ansell-Menards Toyota started from the sixth position and brought home a seventh-place finish. The No. 44 Win-Tron Racing team will utilize Chassis No. 12 this week at Pocono. It was last used by Mason Mingus in both ARCA Racing Series races at the Tricky Triangle in 2013. Mingus, led by Kimmel’s crew chief Mark Rette, started second and finished sixth in both respective events.-ARCA Racing News
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 08:05:00 AM