Frank Kimmel, 10-time ARCA Racing Series Champion, will drive Thorsport Racing’s No. 13 entry for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway in two weeks.
Kimmel has already received the 2013 ARCA Racing Series title and is looking to lock of his first NCWTS win of the season. The No. 13 will be sponsored by Ansell Menards and the truck will look similar to the other Thorsport driver Matt Crafton who is the current NCWTS point’s leader.
Kimmel’s truck will be tended by his champion ARCA team, including crew chief Jeriod Prince and truck chief Rich Lushes.
“I know it’s another race that’s put on our guys (crew) and they’ve worked so hard and they deserve a break,” Kimmel said. “But I’m just really excited to get to go and have an opportunity to get in the race and go out there and race the truck guys.”
“I’m really excited for a lot of reasons — and one of them is certainly getting to finish that story we started in 2011, when we didn’t get a chance to race,” Kimmel said, his voice reflecting the level of emotion he felt. “We unloaded really loose and were really having trouble, but then Jeriod and Rich and I hit on something and our last lap of practice was the fastest we’d run — on 30-lap (old) tires.
Kimmel will be forced to qualify the Toyota Tundra in on time for the season finale. This will mark the 14th time Kimmel’s driven in NASCAR’s third highest level.