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Frank Kimmel Gets Redemption at Talladega Superspeedway

At the end of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 last Saturday, Frank Kimmel was able to bring his No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota Camry home in the seventh position.

It marked redemption for the ThorSport Racing team after being penalized back at Daytona at the end of the race despite running strong all day.

“It was a great points day for us, but we obviously wanted to hold that top spot,” Kimmel adds, who now sits sixth in points, 120 points out of the lead.

Kimmel started the race in the third position as the line-up was based on last year’s owners points due to qualifying being rained out. Kimmel remained in third spot till he pitted on lap 20 under the direction of crew chief Jeriod Prince. Kimmel restarted in 20th and made his way up to 13th by lap 45.

Under the third yellow of the race, Kimmel would pit again and come out in the seventh position. He would remain there throughout the rest of the race for his second top 10 in four races this season.

I tried to get out there and make some runs a few times, but no one was there to pair up,” Kimmel comments. “We’re focused now on getting back to the short tracks – I’m really excited to get up to Toledo.”

In his last 24 starts at Toledo Speedway, Kimmel has eight wins, 16 top fives and 18 top 10s.

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