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Team: Venturini Motorsports-25-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (52) / 4/30/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'2 / 220

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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. Jan 15 - 11:25 AM
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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.
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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

Frank Kimmel finishes 3rd in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.

He started the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota 10th on the grid for the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care. Kimmel, who was working with crew chief Mark Rette for the first time, scored his best finish since Salem in April.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 09:32:00 PM

Frank Kimmel finishes 10th in Saturday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota 10th on the grid for the Ansell ActivArmr 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 08:39:00 PM

Frank Kimmel will return to Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway for the 14th consecutive year in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this weekend.

Over the last 13 seasons, Kimmel has recorded a win, six top-five, 11 top-10 finishes, and one pole. In last year’s Ansell ActivArmr 150, Kimmel qualified in fifth-place and crossed the finish line in the ninth position.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Frank Kimmel finishes 7th in Friday's ARCA Racing Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

He started the No. 44 Toyota 7th on the grid for the Corrigan Oil 200. He is currently 3rd in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series point standings.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Frank Kimmel finishes 7th in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series race at Pocono Raceway.

He started the No. 44 Toyota 6th on the grid for the Pocono ARCA 200. He is currently 3rd in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series point standings.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 12:49:00 PM

It’s hard to find a scenario in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour that 10-time series champ Frank Kimmel hasn’t come across over his quarter century ARCA career.

However, the all-time series winner (80 victories) finally found something Wednesday he had not yet done – that would be testing at Pocono Raceway. He will be making his 43rd ARCA start at Pocono in Saturday’s Pocono ARCA 200. He has three wins at Pocono among 21 top-five finishes overall, including finishes of second and third in last year’s races. His top-five runs at Pocono also include seven runner-up finishes.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Frank Kimmel finishes 5th in Sunday's ARCA Racing Series race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

He started the No. 44 Toyota 7th on the grid for the Great Railing 150. He is currently 3rd in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series point standings.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Frank Kimmel has never won on a road course in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had fun trying.

"I love going to the road courses," he said. "I’m not real good at it, but I like it. It’s fun. It’s different from what we are used to doing." Despite nary a win on a road course, Kimmel’s ARCA road course stats are impressive with 11 top-10 finishes in 12 road course starts…including a career-best second on the streets of Des Moines, Iowa in 1994 and a third at Watkins Glen in 2001. In six previous starts at New Jersey, his best finishes, among all top-10s, are fourth in 2010 and fifth in 2013.
Fri, May 30, 2014 05:19:00 PM