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Team: Win-Tron Racing-44-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (52) / 4/30/1962
Ht / Wt:  6'2 / 220

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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. Jul 20 - 8:39 PM

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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.
Jul 18 - 12:15 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.
Jun 17 - 4:11 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.
Jun 9 - 12:49 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.
Jun 5 - 3:39 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.
Jun 2 - 8:00 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.
May 30 - 5:19 PM

If you would have asked Frank Kimmel when his long streak of consecutive top 10 finishes would end, he probably wouldn’t have picked Toledo Speedway.

"I hate to come to Toledo and not run well," he said. "This is a great place, great track. I love this track." Kimmel started 16th and finished 14th in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care. It was the first time in 36 races that Kimmel did not score a top 10. He said. "We were running well there, had the car working. But, we cut a tire late. There was nothing wrong with the Hoosier tire, it was just we were abusing those tires."
May 19 - 5:30 PM

Toledo Speedway was the site of Frank Kimmel's first ARCA victory in 1994, and the place where he would, time and time again, return to the 7-UP Winners Circle, for a record nine wins at the renowned half-mile oval.

That said, it’s hard to believe that nine years have passed for the ARCA icon without a Toledo trophy. The last time Kimmel won at Toledo was 2005. Considering he’s the all-time ARCA winner with 80 wins overall, Kimmel is long overdue for a return trip to Toledo’s victory lane.
May 14 - 9:32 PM

Frank Kimmel extended his consecutive races in which he finished in the top 10 to 36 straight Saturday, coming home with a eighth-place finish in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway.

He started 22nd and held his spot near the back of the lead lap for much of the race. On a late-race pit stop, Kimmel’s Win-Tron Racing team gave him four new tires and he drove to a high position of fifth place during the late race rally. By advancing 14 positions from his qualifying spot of 22, Kimmel took home his third CGS Imaging Hard Charger of the Race award of the season. He leaves Talladega third in the driver point standings.-ARCA Racing News
May 6 - 11:06 AM

Defending Talladega Superspeedway winner Frank Kimmel is ready to defend when the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 rolls off Saturday, May 3 on the historic 2.66-mile superspeedway.

Kimmel, driver of the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota, will be making his 21st start at Talladega since 1992. If anyone in the ARCA ranks understands the place, it’s arguably Kimmel. Talk about being in the right place at the right time; Kimmel has won twice at Talladega, both races cut short, one for darkness and the other for rain. Kimmel finished second in the season-opener at Daytona, and is planning to race the same car at Talladega.
Apr 30 - 9:49 PM

Frank Kimmel finishes 3rd in Sunday's ARCA Racing Series race at Salem (Indiana) Speedway.

He started the No. 44 Toyota 18th on the grid for the Federated Auto Parts 200. He is currently 2nd in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series point standings.
Apr 29 - 2:41 PM

Frank Kimmel has won more ARCA races at Salem than anyone else, reaching back to his first win there on April 19, 1998.

Since then, the 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion has racked up nine wins total at Salem. That’s the good part. The not-so-good part is that he hasn’t been back to the Salem winner’s circle since September of 2008. "And we may never win again at Salem – it’s way too hard to predict," said Kimmel, driver of the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota. "There are just way too many variables that can get in the way there."According the Kimmel, Salem is the great equalizer.
Apr 15 - 8:44 PM

Frank Kimmel finishes 5th in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series race at Mobile International Speedway.

He started the No. 44 Toyota 13th in the lineup for the Mobile ARCA 200. He is currently 2nd in the 2014 ARS point standings.
Mar 24 - 9:09 PM

The list of tracks that Frank Kimmel has not won at is much simpler to compile than trying to figure out where he has won.

So we start with the most obvious of tracks on the short list – Daytona, where he’s finished runner-up three times but nary a win. Next – Mobile Int’l Speedway, where the 10-time ARCA national champion is also winless. To be fair, he has only had two shots at Mobile with this year being just the third annual ARCA-Mobile 200. Kimmel was battling for the win in the series’ inaugural appearance at Mobile in 2012, but got bumped from contention late in the going. In last year’s race, he left disappointed. The third annual ARCA-Mobile 200 race weekend gets underway Friday, March 21.-ARCA Racing News
Mar 13 - 1:26 PM