Will Kimmel is a busy man, and that will certainly be on display at this weekend's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway. Kimmel will work on and drive his own No. 68 Kimmel Racing Ford, and there's little doubt he'll also have to tend to visiting family members and friends, many of whom hail from a half-hour's drive away.
The busy son of crew chief and car owner Bill Kimmel was also running at full tilt at last week's open ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test at Talladega Superspeedway, but motorsports radio host Larry Henry caught the Indiana driver at just the right time.
While waiting in his car to make a mock qualifying run at the test, Kimmel connected with Henry for an interview that aired on the April 18 episode of Henry's Pit Pass USA, an hour-long motorsports conversation show on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.
Kimmel talked about his third-place finish at Daytona and gave a short review of the March 10 race at Mobile - "I just had some learning to do" - but also gave some focus to upcoming events at Salem Sunday and Talladega next Friday.
"Both tracks, everywhere you go, you're right on top of somebody," Kimmel said. "At Salem, you're always dealing with lapped traffic and you're racing the track, and at Talladega you're in one big pack. That's really about the only similarity. At Salem, you've just got to stay up on it all day. Being a daytime race, that track gets crazy and it's so sensitive to weather. I really look forward to Salem and I think we'll run well there."
Kimmel talked much more about racing at Salem throughout the interview, which begins after the 43-minute mark in this link.