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Kimmel not angling for ARCA title as much as he is for survival

Starting their own race team seemed like a great idea to nine-time ARCA champ Frank Kimmel and crew chief brother Bill. But of course the economy has been tough for race operations in 2008, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: August 20, 2008, 8:27 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

AP Photo/Dick Whipple

Frank Kimmel, right, and his crew chief and brother Bill Kimmel, left, have reeled off eight straight ARCA titles. Starting their own race team in 2008 has proved much tougher, and a ninth-consecutive title appears unlikely.

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