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Frank Kimmel Expected to Return to Win-Tron Racing

Frank Kimmel Expected to Return to Win-Tron Racing

by October 27, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Kyle Pokrefky/The Fourth Turn

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel is expected to return to Win-Tron Racing for the 2015 season.

The 80-time series race winner is to return to the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota for a second season with the North Carolina-based team that fields entries in both ARCA and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

During the 2014 ARCA season, Kimmel racked up eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes on his way to a fourth-place finish in the points standings. The 10-time champion only led one lap – his lowest total since 1991 – during the season and completed his first winless season since 2011.

In terms of how he thinks his season went, Kimmel believes that he had a 2014 campaign that could have went a lot better, but could have been worse as well.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say a five,” Kimmel said. “It’s definitely disappointing we didn’t get a win this year, because I think the Ansell-Menards Toyota was capable of getting to Victory Lane. Everyone on this Win-Tron Racing team thought the season would have gone better than it actually did.”

With an offseason test at Daytona on the schedule for the ARCA field in December, each team will prepare for next season’s series opener at the 2.5-mile superspeedway with a new engine and body package.

Kimmel believes that these changes to ARCA’s race package should help the No. 44 team be more competitive in 2015.

“I think we just need to get better in every area across the board,” he said. “There isn’t one area glaring, except for qualifying, which falls more on me than the team. From the things we do in preparing the racecar to the engine program, we just need to be a little better in each and every area.

“The new engine and body should help our team and I’m looking forward to seeing how it improves the racing.”

Kimmel’s 2015 season will be his 26th competing in the ARCA Racing Series. Kimmel is the series’ record holder for most career wins and for most championships won.

Kyle Pokrefky
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