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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 (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. Sep 19 - 4:55 PM

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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
Sep 2 - 10:31 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.
Aug 11 - 4:03 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
Jul 31 - 8:13 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
Jul 29 - 2:47 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
Jun 18 - 9:37 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
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