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FRANK KIMMEL WINS RAIN-SHORTENED ARCA RACE AT TALLADEGA
5-06-2013

Frank Kimmel (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)TALLADEGA, 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 Cup events.

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. 

Duno's time was 53.652 seconds for an average speed of 178.484 mph.

Although 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 32 laps.

Frank Kimmel maintains a 30 point advantage over Mason Mingus in the driver standings. 

The ARCA Racing Series travels next to Toledo Speedway on May 19th for the Toledo ARCA 200

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to be in its 18th consecutive season as the sole provider of tires to the ARCA Racing Series.

For more information about the race at Talladega or the ARCA Racing Series visit www.arcaracing.com

      

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