Time ticks down to green flag

Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 by WKR in

With just a few minutes before Will attends his first NASCAR Sprint Cup driver's meeting,  Will remains calm and relaxed. Spending the afternoon hanging around the garage and hauler, it has allowed Will the opportunity to talk with some fans while remaining close to the car as it goes thru tech and final preparations.

Will was able to speak to Brad Keselowski,  Alex Bowman and Justin Allgaier about the cars and track, and he's appreciative of all feedback.

In addition,  Will has been able to meet and greet with sponsors and their guests.

As the planes fly in formation overhead and the concert begins on the frontstretch,  Will's dream is just a couple hours away from coming true!

The green flag waves at 7:30pm and the race will be live on NBCSN or you can follow online at Nascar.com.

One step closer to making his dream a reality

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 by WKR in

Will remains excited and upbeat towards his NASCAR debut at Kentucky Speedway. Even with limited laps of practice (approximately 12),  Will likes the changes the team was able to make to the #32 Go Green Racing Ford Fusion.  Hopeful for additional practice session later today,  Will would like to gain more confidence and seat time in this Sprint Cup car. 

During the rain delay,  Will had the opportunity to discuss the track and car conditions with the team.  When speaking with Crew Chief, Clinton Cram,  Will was able to talk about improvements that driver and team can make during another session of practice.

With qualifying cancelled,  the NASCAR rule book states field will be set by practice times.  Will has a guaranteed starting spot with team owner points, so he will take the green flag from 40th.

Tune in NBCSN for TV coverage or follow online at NASCAR.com.

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Will Kimmel Announces NASCAR Sprint Cup Debut at Kentucky Speedway

Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2015 by WKR in

Clarksville, Indiana (July 3, 2015) - - Will Kimmel has been called, "the little engine that could."  He has proven to be just that.  Kimmel has raced on and off in the 

ARCA racing series presented by Menards since 2011.  Without a full-time sponsor, the family run race team has been unable to compete for the championship and run a full season.  Despite set backs and continued lack of funding, Kimmel has been able to race 7 of the 10 ARCA races this year with a recent 3rd place finish at Chicagoland Speedway.  The young driver has also been able to jump into a street stock car to race in the new G.A.R.S. racing series.  He won the series opening race at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana back in May.

Next weekend Kimmel will fulfill yet another dream.  The Sellersburg native will climb into the #32 Go Green Racing car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.  "I'm excited, but also nervous to be able to race at this elite level.  It's a special opportunity and I just want to do my best and finish all the laps." says Kimmel. The small race team based out of Mooresville, North Carolina is working hard to prepare for the 267 lap race.

The schedule on Friday, July 10th will include two practice sessions, 10:30 am and final practice at 1pm.  Qualifying takes place later that day at 5:45 pm.  The green flag will drop at the Quaker State 400 presented by Advanced Auto Parts at 7:30 pm on Saturday July 11th.  Television coverage will be on NBCSN. 

The 1.5 mile track located in Sparta, Kentucky is only about an hour from home for Kimmel.  Even though it is a relatively close track, the 27 year old driver has only raced there a handful of times within the ARCA series, once in a NASCAR Nationwide series race and once in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series. "I like the track because it is a multi-groove track.  The roughness makes for better racing." said Kimmel when asked about his time at Kentucky Speedway. 
Will getting fitted in the #32 car in Mooresville

Will Kimmel has raced since he could reach the pedals.  It has always been the family business as he watched his dad and grandpa race every weekend they could.  Kimmel has had the privilege to race in several different series, in several different vehicles, and at several different tracks.  This will be his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race.  He goes into every new racing experience ready to learn and make the most of it.  "There is so much to learn from working with other racers, teams, and cars. I am beyond grateful for this chance.  I want to thank Archie St. Hillaire, the team owner, and also Portland Recycling for coming on as an associate sponsor.  This has already been such an incredible experience. July 11th can't get here fast enough!"    

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