Daytona: Frank Kimmel preview

Frank Kimmel Primed for 20th ARCA Racing Series Start at Daytona International Speedway

Cornelius, NC -- Frank Kimmel is preparing to make 2011 a memorable year in countless ways. The nine time champion of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will be recording his 20th Daytona International Speedway start when he takes the green flag for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 on February 12, 2011.

The fact is this will be another illustrious milestone that Frank Kimmel has dispatched in a career that has seen him post over 400 career starts, collect 74 wins and claim 9 titles. However, these accomplishments lack two significant targets that Frank would like to see checked off this season, starting with this Saturday's race at Daytona International Speedway.

"Daytona International Speedway is a special place for the ARCA Racing Series. In spite of everything I've accomplished at other tracks we compete on, Daytona has been the one that has eluded me. To be honest, restrictor plate racing has never been my strong suit and maybe we haven't focused on it as much as we should have. With that said, this year we're bringing a great Ansell-Menards Ford Fusion and if we can run a smart race then we should have a chance at victory lane," said Frank Kimmel, driver of the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford.

After the dust clears from Daytona, Frank's focus will subsequently shift towards winning his 10th ARCA Racing Series Championship. By Frank Kimmel standards, the past two years have been mediocre, so coming into 2011 the Kimmel Racing team feel like they have plenty to prove.

"We've ran well several times last year and put ourselves in position to win but sometimes factors out of our control would take those wins away or we wouldn't close the deal. We've improved our program and I think it'll be seen in how competitive we'll be in 2011. Winning another championship would be awesome but it would mean more to see the folks from Ansell and Menards celebrating in victory lane," said Frank Kimmel.

-source: kimmel racing

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