ARCA veteran Will Kimmel seeks to make first career Sprint Cup start Saturday at Kentucky


ARCA Series veteran Will Kimmel will branch out and attempt to qualify for his first career Sprint Cup start this Saturday at Kentucky Speedway.

A veteran of Sellersburg, Indiana, which is an hour west of the racetrack, this will essentially be a home track race for Kimmel.

The 27-year-old will be driving for Go Green Racing, piloting the No. 32 Ford Fusion for team owner Archie St. Hilaire.

Kimmel is the son of eight-time ARCA crew chief champ Bill Kimmel, and the nephew of 10-time ARCA Racing Series champ Frank Kimmel.

While this will be Will Kimmel’s debut in the Sprint Cup Series, he has seen previous starts in the Xfinity Series (six races) and the Camping World Truck Series (one race).

Two of those races were at Kentucky, with a 15th place start in the Xfinity race there in 2011 (finished 35th), and a 21st place finish in his lone truck start there in 2010.

Kimmel is a veteran of 74 career ARCA starts, and has two prior starts at Kentucky, as well, with an average start of 5.5 and an average finish of 6.5.

Kimmel was involved in a spectacular crash nearly two months ago when his car flew off the track and landed in a parking lot of Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. Kimmel was uninjured in the wreck.

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