Will Kimmel

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Will Kimmel
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1988-05-11) May 11, 1988 (age 31)
Sellersburg, Indiana, U.S.
Related toFrank Kimmel
ARCA Racing Series career
Debut season2008
Current teamKimmel Racing
Car number69
Starts120
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish8th in 2013
Championship titles
2007Salem Speedway Track Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
2015 position46th
Best finish46th (2015)
First race2015 Quaker State 400 (Kentucky)
Last race2015 Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
6 races run over 2 years
2014 position41st
Best finish41st (2014)
First race2011 Feed the Children 300 (Kentucky)
Last race2014 Drive for the Cure 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish97th (2010)
First race2010 Built Ford Tough 225 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of October 18, 2015.

Will Kimmel III (born May 11, 1988 in Sellersburg, Indiana) is an American stock car racing driver. Son of Bill Kimmel, Jr. and nephew of Frank Kimmel. He currently competes part-time in the ARCA Racing Series for family-owned Kimmel Racing. He formerly competed in the Monster Energy Cup Series for Go Fas Racing.


Career[edit]

Kimmel's 2013 ARCA car at Road America.

Kimmel began his racing career in 1998;[1] in 2006 he began competing at Salem Speedway, winning the track's Rookie of the Year award for Super Late Model drivers. The following year he won the track's championship, becoming the youngest driver to do so.[2] He made his debut in the ARCA Racing Series in 2008, competing in 62 races in the series between 2008 and 2013 with a best finish of second at Salem in 2011.[3] Kimmel also won the Polar Bear 150 street-stock race at Rockingham Speedway in 2010, beating Kurt Busch.[4]

NASCAR[edit]

In 2010, Kimmel made his debut in NASCAR competition, driving the No. 44 Ford in a Camping World Truck Series event at Kentucky Speedway,[5] finishing 21st.[6] He made his first start in the Nationwide Series the following year at Kentucky Speedway, driving for Go Green Racing;[7] he finished 35th after an accident.[8]

In January 2014, Kimmel announced that he would be driving for TriStar Motorsports part-time in the Nationwide Series during the 2014 season, competing in five events driving the No. 44 Toyota.[9]

On May 12, 2015, Kimmel joined Go FAS Racing for his Sprint Cup Series debut, which took place in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky.[10] Kimmel finished in 38th, five laps behind the leaders. He then raced at Kansas for the Hollywood Casino 400, and finished 39th.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2015 Go FAS Racing 32 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN
38
NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT KAN
39
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 46th 11

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NNSC Pts
2011 Go Green Racing 39 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN
35
NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 85th 9
2014 TriStar Motorsports 44 Toyota DAY PHO
33
LVS BRI
22
CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH
25
CHI
28
KEN DOV KAN CLT
38
TEX PHO HOM 41st 74

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2010 Kimmel Racing 44 Ford DAY ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN
21
NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 97th 100

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ARSC Pts
2008 Hixson Motorsports 29 Chevy DAY SLM IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH CAY
31
KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL 141st 75
2009 Kimmel Racing 68 Ford DAY
18
SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF
8
CHI TOL DSF
33
NJE SLM KAN CAR 70th 395
2010 DAY PBE
30
SLM TEX TAL TOL POC MCH ISF
21
CHI DSF
6
TOL SLM KAN CAR 37th 700
Mark Gibson Racing 59 Dodge IOW
18
MFD POC
15
BLN NJE
2011 Kimmel Racing 68 Ford DAY TAL
38
SLM
29
TOL NJE
31
CHI
31
POC
32
MCH
37
WIN
27
BLN
27
IOW
37
IRP POC
12
ISF
4
MAD
30
DSF
8
SLM
2
KAN
17
TOL
29
15th 2235
2012 DAY
3
MOB
25
SLM
27
TAL
6
TOL ELK
26
POC
34
MCH
30
WIN
27
NJE
5
IOW
38
CHI
10
POC
9
ISF
11
SLM
25
DSF
C
KAN
9
12th 2990
69 IRP
34
BLN
27
MAD
27
2013 68 DAY
33
MOB
27
SLM
3
TAL
36
TOL
29
WIN
20
BLN
23
MAD
22
8th 4215
69 ELK
18
MCH
7
ROA
11
CHI
4
NJE
4
ISF
28
DSF
24
IOW
9
SLM
12
KAN
6
Cunningham Motorsports 22 Dodge POC
31
POC
7
KEN
7
2014 Kimmel Racing 69 Ford DAY
38
MOB SLM POC
4
MCH
6
ELK CHI
4
IRP POC
2
BLN ISF
5
DSF
21
SLM KEN
6
18th 1800
68 TAL
36
TOL NJE WIN
16
MAD
27
KAN
29
2015 69 DAY
10
MOB
23
NSH
25
SLM
20
TAL
29
TOL NJE POC
4
MCH
16
CHI
3
WIN
20
IOW
26
IRP POC
17
BLN
11
DSF
14
KEN
22
KAN
21
11th 3000
Toyota ISF
23
SLM
3
2016 Chevy DAY
18
NSH SLM TAL
4
TOL 13th 2060
Ford NJE
16
POC
29
MCH POC
10
BLN ISF
19
DSF
11
SLM
18
CHI KEN KAN
Cunningham Motorsports 22 Ford MAD
10
WIN
8
Higdon Racing 08 Chevy IOW
18
IRP
2017 Kimmel Racing 69 Ford DAY NSH SLM
18
ELK
22
POC MCH MAD
20
IOW IRP
26
POC WIN ISF
9
ROA DSF
7
SLM
10
CHI KEN KAN 26th 1075
Chevy TAL
33
TOL
2018 Ford DAY NSH
24
SLM
12
TAL TOL
23
CLT POC MCH MAD GTW
13
CHI
15
IOW ELK POC ISF
Wth
BLN DSF
2
SLM IRP
10
KAN
13
18th 1310
2019 DAY FIF SLM TAL NSH TOL CLT POC MCH MAD GTW CHI ELK IOW POC ISF
5
DSF
18
SLM IRP KAN -* -*

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Kimmel Racing". Kimmel Racing official site. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  2. ^ "About Will Kimmel". Will Kimmel official site. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  3. ^ "Will Kimmel - ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  4. ^ "Kimmel holds off Kurt Busch to win Polar Bear 150". November 27, 2010. Fox Sports. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  5. ^ "Will Kimmel to race at Kentucky Speedway". August 24, 2010. Louisville, KY: WDRB. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  6. ^ Hinton, Ed. "Carl Edwards feeling like a contender again". September 6, 2010. ESPN. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  7. ^ Harris, Kevin. "Kimmel to make Nationwide Series debut at Kentucky". June 28, 2011. Jeffersonville, IN: News and Tribune. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  8. ^ Frakes, Jason. "Will Kimmel 35th in Nationwide debut after crash on 63rd lap". July 8, 2011. Louisville, KY: The Courier-Journal. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  9. ^ "Will Kimmel Gets 5 Nationwide Races". January 21, 2014. National Speed Sport News. Accessed 2014-01-22.
  10. ^ Wolkin, Joseph (May 12, 2015). "ARCA SERIES VETERAN WILL KIMMEL TO ATTEMPT NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES DEBUT". Frontstretch. Retrieved May 12, 2015.

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