History was made tonight at Kansas Speedway with Frank Kimmel, the ARCA Racing Series all-time winningest driver, becoming the first driver to win four races at Kansas Speedway, while also capturing his record-setting 10th ARCA championship.
The race tonight was shortened by the weather.
Kimmel almost set another record at Kansas Speedway back in 2001, by winning a Winston West Series race and falling just short of winning his second race of the day when he finished second in the ARCA race.
Mason Mitchell finished second in tonight’s Kansas Lottery 98.9 and John Wes Townley finished third.
Today also saw the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualify for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, with Kevin Harvick winning his first career Sprint Cup Series pole at Kansas Speedway.
For Harvick, it breaks a 254-race pole drought; his last pole came at New Hampshire in Sept. 2006, a race he won. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will also start on the front row, while two-time Kansas Speedway winner Jimmie Johnson will start third. Kansas native Clint Bowyer will start 22nd and Missouri natives Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray will start ninth and 24th.
Tickets for this weekend’s races are on sale by calling 866-460-RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. The Hollywood Casino 400 (the fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) is Sunday and tickets start at $64. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race is tomorrow with two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices and NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying preceding the race. Season ticket holders have access to the Kansas Army National Guard Pre-Race, which features an Everclear concert and driver introductions, with their TrackPass.