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Clarksville, IN

Personal

Height: 6'2

Weight: 220

Education: 2 years at Indiana University Southeast

Hobbies: Racing

Favorite Movie: Gladiator/Top Gun

Favorite Food: Pizza steak

Favorite Racing Memory: All ten championships

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Frank Kimmel finished 5th in the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona in February. Kimmel earned the Hard Charger award after starting the race at 25th.

Over an incredible career that spans three decades, Frank Kimmel has become the most identifiable driver in the ARCA modern era with a record 10 ARCA championships in 1998 through 2013. With finishes in the top-10 points in 23 consecutive seasons, Frank is also the all-time win leader with 80 victories. His win column includes victories at Atlanta, Berlin, Chicagoland, DuQuoin, Elko, Five Flags, Flat Rock, Flemington, Gateway, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kil-Kare, Lake Erie, Lowe's, Lucas Oil Raceway, MIS, Milwaukee, Nashville, Pocono, Salem, Shady Bowl, South Boston, Springfield, Talladega, Toledo, West Virginia and Winchester. He also tied with Iggy Katona in all-time poles, each with 43. His brother Bill Kimmel is an 8-time Crew Chief of the Year. Father Bill Kimmel Sr. is a 3 time ARCA winner. Frank’s son Frank II also competes on the ARCA tour. 

More on Frank Kimmel...

Frank made his 500th career ARCA start at DuQuoin on Sept. 7, 2015. Frank's ARCA championships came in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2013. He also finished second in driver points in ‘94, '97, ‘99 & ’12. Frank's all-time 80 wins are with car owners Larry Clement (70), ThorSport Racing (6), Frank Kimmel (3) and 1 with Terry Shirley. He’s also the modern-day all-time lap leader with 11,151 laps led in 218 races. More milestones include all-time superspeedway lap-leader with 2,808 laps-led in 88 races and the all-time superspeedway pole winner with 20. Kimmel is also a 6-time Superspeedway Challenge champion and a 7-time Bill France Four Crown champ. In 503 career starts since ‘90, he has 274 top-5 finishes and 374 top-10s, more than any other active driver in both categories. All-time ARCA Racing Series money winner with over $5 million in career earnings. 1992 ARCA Rookie of the Year. Only driver in ARCA history who has been invited to compete in Int'l Race of Champions (IROC) 2006. Also competed in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in ‘98, '01, '02, NASCAR Nationwide Series in ‘01 and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in ‘96, ‘97, ‘98 & ‘03. 1986-87 late model track champion at Charlestown (IN) Speedway. 1989 track champion at Louisville Motor Speedway. 

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CAREER ARCA RACING SERIES STATS
FRANK KIMMEL
YEAR STARTS WINS TOP-5 TOP-10 LAPS-LED RACES-LED POLES
1990 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 5 0 2 5 0 0 0
1992 21 0 6 12 49 2 0
1993 19 0 7 9 62 3 0
1994 21 1 11 15 238 9 1
1995 21 0 7 12 257 4 0
1996 15 3 10 12 342 7 1
1997 22 1 13 18 288 10 1
1998 22 9 16 19 893 14 3
1999 21 3 12 14 376 8 1
2000 20 6 11 13 966 13 3
2001 25 10 21 22 1474 20 11
2002 22 10 18 19 1237 20 6
2003 22 7 19 19 1042 17 6
2004 22 6 15 18 1027 17 5
2005 23 8 15 19 669 12 0
2006 23 4 13 15 445 13 2
2007 23 3 11 17 260 8 0
2008 21 3 11 14 333 7 1
2009 21 0 8 14 96 3 0
2010 20 0 7 14 123 4 1
2011 19 0 3 17 157 2 0
2012 19 2 10 16 290 7 0
2013 21 4 15 21 483 13 0
2014 20 0 8 14 1 1 0
2015 11 0 4 5 43 4 1
2016 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
Totals 503 80 274 374 11151 218 43

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