Chicagoland: Frank Kimmel preview

Frank Kimmel Looking for Windy City Success Looks to bring Ansell and Menards to victory lane in Ansell Protective Gloves 150 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 26, 2010) - Frank Kimmel rolls into the Windy City with one thought in mind-- make up for...

Frank Kimmel Looking for Windy City Success
Looks to bring Ansell and Menards to victory lane in Ansell Protective Gloves 150

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 26, 2010) - Frank Kimmel rolls into the Windy City with one thought in mind-- make up for what could have been last weekend in Springfield. The Ansell/Menards team watched a potential first win since 2008 slip away in a turn two wreck less than 30 laps from the finish. While the team rebounded to finish 12th and maintain their ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards points lead, Kimmel's fire burns that much stronger to make a return to victory lane at Chicagoland Speedway Friday night.

The Ansell Protective Gloves 150 is more than just another race for Kimmel and his Ansell/Menards team. With one of his sponsors, Ansell, hosting the race and over 200 Ansell and Menards guests cheering him on, the nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion knows there would be no better place to make his return to the winners circle.

"It's great to have a sponsor like Ansell that is sponsoring the race at Chicagoland too," said Kimmel. "Being one of our primary sponsors and also sponsoring the race-- it is great to have that. We will have a lot of representation and support at the race track on Friday, and that is really cool. It also puts a little more pressure on the Ansell/Menards team, we know that we need to go there and run well so that we can put on a great show for everyone that is going to show up and support us."

Kimmel is no slouch when it comes to racing at Chicagoland Speedway. As the only previous Chicagoland Speedway winner entered in the race, he boasts an impressive record at the 1.5-mile oval. In nine starts Kimmel has earned one pole, one win, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes while accumulating an average finish of 8.6. The Ansell/Menards team looks add to that record Friday night while also building on their five point lead in the championship standings.

"Kimmel's Top-10" In anticipation of his 10th Championship, Frank Kimmel gives a look at his "Top 10" before each ARCA Racing Series event. This week the ARCA Racing Series visits one of the biggest cities they will see all season, Chicago. This week Kimmel takes a look at his top-10 favorite cities to visit when he is not at the race track.

10. New York City, I have never been to New York City but would love to go. 9. Dallas 7. Miami 8. Las Angeles 6. Chicago 5. Charlotte 4. Kansas City 3. Indianapolis 2. Louisville, it is home. 1. Las Vegas

No. 1 in Points: After a 12th-place finish at Springfield's dirt oval last weekend, Kimmel maintains a slim five point lead over Tom Hessert in the ARCA Racing Series Standings. Only 10 points separate the top-three drivers in the standings in what is shaping up to be a great points battle.

This Week's Ford: Crew Chief, Bill Kimmel Jr., has chosen to bring chassis No. 320, "Carrie" to Chicagoland Speedway. This chassis has been a favorite for Kimmel as he has used this chassis at Texas, Michigan and Pocono. He has earned a pole, two top-five and four top-10 finishes in four starts with chassis No. 320 this season.

Kimmel on Racing at Chicagoland Speedway: "Chicagoland Speedway is much like a lot of the other 1.5-mile tracks that we run and also have run in the past. It is a really nice race track. It is really high speed; you enter the turns at a really high speed and carry a lot of speed through the turns. The backstretch is round, so it is a little bit different than some of the 1.5-mile tracks, but it drives very much the same. It is a very nice facility, and it is not that far from home. We enjoy going there and racing at such a high-profile race track."

-source: kimmel racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Tom Hessert