Frank Kimmel Looks to Continue Points Climb at Mansfield Successful 400th Start at Iowa Leads Kimmel to Short-Track with Momentum MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 14, 2010) - Frank Kimmel is ready to get back to his short-track racing roots at Mansfield...
Frank Kimmel Looks to Continue Points Climb at Mansfield
Successful 400th Start at Iowa Leads Kimmel to Short-Track with Momentum
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 14, 2010) - Frank Kimmel is ready to get back to his short-track racing roots at Mansfield Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 17 for the Tim Richmond Memorial 200. With only one previous ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards race at the half-mile oval, Kimmel will be on even footing with the rest of the drivers in the field, and he is looking forward to that challenge.
"Well I'm a little anxious about getting to Mansfield. We didn't really run very well there last year, didn't have a great car and struggled most of the day. We ended up losing the breaks, so it was a struggle for us. I really like Mansfield, I enjoy the race track, and it's exactly for what I come from as far as short track racing. I'm actually looking forward to going back and changing our set up and trying to work up some things that will hopefully make us more competitive than last year."
Kimmel has been on a roll as of late. In his last seven starts, Kimmel has earned six top-10 and three top-five finishes while climbing seven positions in the championship point standings.
Kimmel will first hit the track at Mansfield Motorsports Park at 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday for the ARCA Racing Series practice, followed by Menards Pole Qualifying Presented by Ansell (All Positions / 2 laps) at 5:00 p.m., an autograph session at 6:00 p.m. and start of the Tim Richmond Memorial 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) at 8:00 p.m.
The race will be broadcast live on the BAS Racing Network. Live scoring and timing will be available during practice, qualifying and the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200 on www.arcaracing.com.
"Kimmel's Top 10"
In anticipation of his 10th Championship, Frank Kimmel gives a look at his "Top 10" before each ARCA Series race. With the heart of the ARCA Season upon us in the hot summer months, Kimmel knows how to spend his summer right- eating ice cream and racing. This week Kimmel unveils his "Top 10" favorite things to do in the summer (In no particular order).
10. Eating ice cream at any ice cream parlor
9. Eating an upside down banana split at Golden Twist (Local Jeffersonville, Ind. Place)
8. Happy Hour milkshakes at Steak N Shake from 2-4 p.m.
7. Eating a Georgia Mud Fudge blizzard at Dairy Queen
6. Going to the Sportsdrome Speedway on an open Saturday night Championships in their time together.
5. Enjoying a caramel apple pie a la mode at Homemade Pie Kitchen
4. Going to dinner with my wife Donna
3. Riding my tractor
2. DuQuoin State Fair on Labor Day weekend
1. Racing at Salem with my son, Frankie
Frank Kimmel and the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Fast Facts
Mansfield History: This is only the second occasion that the ARCA Racing Series has traveled to Mansfield Motorsports Park. In his first-career start at Mansfield, Kimmel earned a top-ten finish.
On a Roll: Frank Kimmel arrives at Mansfield Motorsports Park looking to continue his list of impressive finishes for the 2010 season. In his last seven starts, Kimmel has accumulated six top-ten and three top-five finishes. After capturing a sixth-place finish in last week's Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway, Kimmel gained another spot in the ARCA Racing Series points standings, moving him into fourth-place.
See You at Menards: Kimmel fans will have an opportunity to meet the driver of the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford Fusion this week. On Friday, July 16th, he will be at the Menards store in Ontario from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. EST. Fans will have the opportunity to have meet Frank Kimmel and view his No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford Fusion.
In The Points: Kimmel's sixth-place finish at Iowa moved him into the fourth-position in the championship standings, sitting only 120 markers behind the points leader.
Autographs: On Saturday, July 17th, Frank Kimmel will join the rest of the ARCA Racing Series drivers on the track at Mansfield Motorsports Park to sign autographs at 6:30 p.m. EST.
No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford Fusion: Chassis No. 249. Crew Chief, Bill Kimmel Jr., has chosen to run chassis No. 249 at Mansfield Motorsports Park. Kimmel last drove this car to a fourth-place finish at Toledo Speedway earlier this year.
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