(OREGON, Wis. - August 25, 2012) - Managing brakes will be important in this weekend's action at Madison International Speedway, says Frank Kimmel.
Kimmel, who won six days ago at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and stands 15 points short of leader Chris Buescher in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards point standings, answered several questions about his outlook for tomorrow's Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200.
What does it take to run well at Madison?
"The way the track is shaped, longer straightaways and tighter corners, brakes will be a factor, so you've got to manage that. As for the track itself, I really like Madison. You can run side-by-side all the way around. The bottom lane is where everyone wants to be for the most part, but the top lane can work too. As tight as the track is, you can definitely pass at Madison, which makes for great racing."
What type of performance will it take in the last four races to win the ARCA title?
"I feel like the team is bringing me the best race cars on the race track. When you're sitting in something like that, there's no more excuses. You've got to go out and get the job done. I feel like the guy that doesn't fail in these next few races could have the upper hand, because we're all going to run well at every race track. We'll have to do our job, keep our nose clean, and be at the end of every race."
Race fans in town for this weekend's activities can see Kimmel's No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota up close tonight at Banushi's Bar and Grill on Nygaard Rd. in Stoughton, just east of Madison International Speedway.
Practice for Sunday's Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 on Madison's half-mile oval will take place from 1-1:45 p.m. and 2:15-3 p.m. today, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 4:30 p.m.
ARCA Racing Series drivers will appear on the frontstretch for an autograph session open to all fans at noon Sunday, and the 200-lap, 100-mile race will begin at 2 p.m. All times listed here are Central, one hour behind Eastern Daylight Time.
ARCARacing.com will feature live timing and scoring coverage throughout the weekend, and ARCA Racing Network hosts Charlie Krall and Tim Clagg will deliver a live audio call for Sunday's race on the site.