Will Kimmel to drive for TriStar Motorsports
January 21, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Will Kimmel will pilot the No. 44 Toyota for TriStar Motorsports in five NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014.
Kimmel, the nephew of 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, will make his first start of the 2014 season at Phoenix International Raceway on March 1. Just like his uncle, Will Kimmel mostly races in the ARCA Racing Series.
Ingersoll Rand will be the primary sponsor for the five races in which Kimmel is behind the wheel of the No. 44 car. The company will also serve as an associate sponsor on all of TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camrys for the 33-race schedule in the Nationwide Series.
"To say I’m excited is an understatement," Kimmel said in a team release. "I greatly appreciate the opportunity Ingersoll Rand and TriStar Motorsports have presented to me. I look forward to continuing the Kimmel family impression in racing, now in the NASCAR community."
In addition to the Phoenix race in March, Kimmel will also be in the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway later that month. His other three starts are still to be determined.
Kimmel has made one Nationwide Series start in his career and that came in 2011 at Kentucky, where he finished 35th.