Tilted Kilt to Sponsor Will Kimmel, No. 68 Ford

Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 by WKR in

kimmelwillsalem12.jpg(TALLADEGA, Ala. - May 3, 2012) - When the dust settled in a thrilling finish at Daytona International Speedway in February, Will Kimmel emerged with a spectacular third-place result in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200.

With the series returning to another superspeedway, the Clarksville, Ind.-based team and its new top driver are eyeing a repeat performance in Friday's International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Aiding the team in their efforts this week at Talladega will be new sponsor Tilted Kilt, who will serve as the primary sponsor of the team's No. 68 Ford Fusion for the fourth race of the year. The Celtic-themed sports bar and restaurant chain's previous foray into motorsports came in 2009, when it sponsored Todd Bodine in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

"I can't begin to tell you what it means to us to have Tilted Kilt step up to the plate and help us out for Talladega," said Will Kimmel. "I'm hoping that we can welcome them to our racing family and into the ARCA Racing Series with a strong run on Friday afternoon."
A good run would be favorable for the Kimmel Racing organization, especially following the April test session at the 2.66-mile superspeedway in which the No. 68 car topped 26 entries.
"To be honest, after Daytona we weren't sure if we were going to be able to make it to Talladega, but with the help of Tilted Kilt and all of our other marketing partners we're focused on trying to become the fourth different winner in 2012 but most importantly, a first-time winner," Kimmel said. "That would be incredibly huge for this 'small' team."
For more information on sponsor Tilted Kilt and Kimmel Racing's preparation for Talladega, click here to visit the team's full press release in the Team News section of ARCARacing.com at ARCA Nation.