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EMOTIONS RUN HIGH AT TOLEDO
AS DILLON MAKES LATE CONTACT WITH KIMMEL TO TAKE THE WIN 

5-16-2011

Ty Dillon celebrates after his 2nd win of the season at Toledo Speedway (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com).TOLEDO, OH (May 15, 2011) -- While the weather might have been cold for the ARCA Racing Series Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway on Sunday, the tempers were red hot after the race. 

That's because in the closing laps Frank Kimmel looked to be in position to claim his first win in 48 races before rookie Ty Dillon made contact with the series veteran sending the nine-time series champion spinning. 

Dillon went on to take the win but Kimmel was waiting in victory lane for the young driver.

Kimmel, who ended up finishing ninth, snatched the checkered flag from Dillon and threw it to the ground while helping the rookie take down his window net for a little chat. 

After the exchange Kimmel stated, "I just asked him, how can you celebrate a win like that?" Kimmel added, "It'll come back. It's a long season and we have to race all year."

Like much of the country the weather in the area was damp, cold and breezy which washed out qualifying. 

Thirty-one cars started the race which began under caution to help further dry the track. 

The race featured seven leaders among five different drivers. Leaders during the event included; Frank Kimmel 1-21, 37-77, 126-188 (125 laps), Kenzie Ruston 22-36 (15 laps), Grant Enfinger 78-112 (35 laps), Matt Crafton 113-125 (13 laps) and Ty Dillon 189-200 (12 laps).

The race, which included plenty of short-track action, had 13 cautions for a total of 87 laps--including the first 20 laps to dry the track. 

In the end it was Ty Dillon coming from 24th to capture the win by .291 seconds over Grant Enfinger who started 11th. 

Matt Merrell finished in third place followed by Tim George, Jr. and Chris Buescher to round out the top five.

The ARCA Racing Series returns to action this Sunday, May 22, at New Jersey Motorsports Park. 

The race at New Jersey Motorsports Park is the only road course event on the series' 19-race schedule.

To learn more about the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com

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