Talladega: Kimmel wins Triple Crown

Kimmel Wins Bill France Triple Crown TALLADEGA AL (10-6-07) - Defending ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel continues his quest for a record ninth national championship title, but on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway, it was all about ...

Kimmel Wins Bill France Triple Crown

TALLADEGA AL (10-6-07) - Defending ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel continues his quest for a record ninth national championship title, but on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway, it was all about the Bill France Triple Crown. Kimmel, driver of the No. 46 Pork-Fort Dodge Animal Health-Greenheck Ford, clinched the 2007 edition of the award this weekend, becoming the only driver in ARCA history to earn five Bill France Triple Crown Awards.

This weekend's ARCA RE/MAX 250 marked the third and final leg of the series, which is designed to measure a driver's performance on a diverse array of tracks, including a mile-dirt track (The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Sept. 3), a short track (Salem Speedway, Sept. 15) and a speedway (Talladega Superspeedway, Oct. 5).

Kimmel finished fifth at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, second at Salem Speedway and second at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday evening. In 2007, Kimmel has posted three wins, one SIM Factory Pole Award, nine top-5 and 15 top-10 finishes. He has led 259 laps in eight races. He is on track to clinch a record shattering ninth National Championship Points Title at ARCA Championship Weekend at Toledo Speedway October 12-14.

Other Bill France Triple Crown award winners include Blake Bjorklund, Brent Sherman, Jason Jarrett, Tim Steele, Bill Baird, Harris DeVane, Bob Hill, Bob Keselowski, Bobby Bowsher, Bill Venturini, Tracy Leslie, Grant Adcox, Lee Raymond and Davey Allison. The Bill France Triple Crown award winner has been honored at the ARCA RE/MAX Series National Championship Awards Banquet each consecutive year since 1984.

-credit: arca

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Series ARCA
Drivers Jason Jarrett , Tim Steele , Brent Sherman , Blake Bjorklund , Bill Baird , Davey Allison