AL (MAY 3, 2013) -- Nine-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel won his
77th career race on Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.
The veteran racer started 11th en route to
winning the 73-lap rain-shortened event.
The International Motorsports Hall of Fame
250 race served as a lead-in to the weekend's NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint
In qualifying, Venezuela's
Milka Duno was awarded the pole for the race after John Wes Townley's top time
was disallowed after a post-qualifying inspection.
time was 53.652 seconds for an average speed of 178.484 mph.
no female driver has ever won an ARCA series race, Duno becomes the fourth
female to win an ARCA pole award in the series' 61-year history. She joins
Patty Moise, Shawna Robinson and Erin Crocker as pole award winners.
The race featured six leaders among five
different drivers. Leaders included; Milka Duno 1-7 (7 laps), Mason Mingus 8-18
(11 laps), Grant Enfinger 19-22 (4 laps), Frank Kimmel 23-29, 44-73 (37 laps)
and Josh Williams 30-43 (14 laps).
Frank Kimmel took the win under caution as
persistent rain curtailed the race's finish.
Mason Mingus finished in second followed by
Caleb Armstrong, Mark Thompson and Terry Jones to round out the top five.
The race was slowed by cautions seven times for
Frank Kimmel maintains a 30 point
advantage over Mason Mingus in the driver standings.
ARCA Racing Series travels next to Toledo Speedway on May 19th for the Toledo
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to be in its
18th consecutive season as the sole provider of tires to the ARCA Racing
For more information about the
race at Talladega or the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com.