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Frank Kimmel

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Age / DOB:  (55) / 4/30/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220

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For 26 years, driver Frank Kimmel mastered his craft in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with 10 national championships, 80 career wins and over 11,000 laps led.
Now, nearly two years removed from the driver’s seat, Kimmel begins the next chapter joining Venturini Motorsports’ crew chief lineup for the upcoming 2018 ARCA Racing Series season. Kimmel, expected to work and mentor a number of drivers from VMS’ Toyota Racing-aligned driver development program, will make his crew chiefing debut next month when he climbs the pit box and calls the shots for driver Leilani Munter during the season-opening Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona Int'l Speedway Feb. 10. Jan 13 - 4:10 PM

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Frank Kimmel (No. 22 American Senior Communities Ford) finished 13th in Saturday night's Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic at Indiana's Salem Speedway.

He started 6th in the lineup and completed 193 of the 200 laps run. Kimmel, who has competed in only 2 of the 17 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 80th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Team Stange Racing, LLC officially announced Friday that 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion Frank Kimmel will drive the team’s No. 46 Ford in 2016, sponsored by JUICE® Replay™.

Kimmel won nine of his 10 series titles in the 46 car owned at the time by Larry Clement. Clement likes the idea of seeing the 46 car back on track with a familiar face on board. "It’s great to see Frank back in the 46 seat," Clement said. "I will be cheering him on right alongside all his fans." Team Stange is billing the return of Kimmel to the 46 as an "Encore Tour" with a plan to make way for Frank Kimmel II to drive the car in 2017.
Source: ARCA Racing
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Frank Kimmel, with more wins (80) and more championships (10) than any driver in ARCA Racing series history made just 11 starts but finished 13th in the final driver point standings while driving for Venturini Motorsports (VMS).

Kimmel made 11 starts for VMS, gathering five top 10’s and 4 top five’s. He finished second at Michigan and fifth at Berlin Raceway. Brandon Jones, who finished 15th in the final driver point standings, was the driver Kimmel shared duty in the No. 25 with. Kimmel also made one start in the VMS No. 15 car. While 2015 ended his streak of 22 consecutive seasons finishing in the top 10 in points, it didn’t go without its milestones for Kimmel. He made the 500th start of his ARCA career plus won his 43rd Menards Pole Award, tying him with Iggy Katona for the all-time ARCA lead.-ARCA Racing
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:29:00 PM

Frank Kimmel (No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the ARCA Racing Series Federated Car Care Fall Classic 200 at Salem (Indiana) Speedway.

The lap of 115.545 mph was the fastest of the 29 cars out on the track for this session. No. 52 Ken Schrader, No. 74 JJ Haley, No. 69 Will Kimmel and No. 55 Frankie Kimmel are the rest of the top five and No. 48 James Swanson was the slowest.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:55:00 PM

Frank Kimmel, driver of the No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota and all-time series leader with 80 victories, is set to hit another major milestone with his historic 500th ARCA career start Labor Day afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds’ "Magic Mile" in the Southern Illinois 100.

During his 26-year ARCA career he’s accumulated impressive stats across the board. Since 1990, he has amassed 80 wins, 43 poles, 272 Top-5’s and 372 Top-10 finishes – he’s led over 11,000 laps in 216 races. Kimmel’s unprecedented 10-ARCA championships came in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2013. He also finished second in driver points in ‘94, '97, ‘99 & ’12. Kimmel’s 80 wins and 43 poles are most in series history. He is also a 6-time Superspeedway Challenge Champion and a 7-time Bill France Four Crown Champ.-Venturini Motorsports
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 10:31:00 PM

Frank Kimmel (No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota) finished third in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series race at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan.

Started seventh on the grid for the Federated Auto Parts 200. Completed all laps of the 200-lap event. Kimmel, who made eight of the 15 series races so far this season, is currently 15th in the 2015 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Frank Kimmel won his first Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell in five years and tied an all-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards record in doing so Friday.

Kimmel, driver of the No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota, will start on the front row of Saturday’s ModSpace 125 with his 43rd career pole award, tying the legendary Iggy Katona atop the ARCA Racing Series pole records.-ARCA Racing
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 08:13:00 PM

After nearly a month away from the drivers’ seat, 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion, Frank Kimmel, will return to familiar surroundings for this weekend’s ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway.

Kimmel, who’s sharing driving duties this season in the No.25 Ansell-Menards Toyota with Brandon Jones, will compete in the next five series events - Pocono, Berlin, Springfield, DuQuoin and Salem. In five series starts driving the No. 25 this season, Kimmel has three top-5 finishes.-Venturini Motorsports
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 02:47:00 PM

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
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 09:37:00 PM

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
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 07:25:00 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
Thu, May 14, 2015 12:49:00 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.
Tue, May 5, 2015 04:04:00 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
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 03:36:00 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
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 08:21:00 PM