Tri-Star Motorsports announced that ARCA veteran Will Kimmel will drive the No. 44 Ingersoll Rand Toyota Camry for five events throughout the 2014 Nationwide Series season.
"To say I'm excited is an understatement,” Kimmel said. "I greatly appreciate the opportunity Ingersoll Rand and TriStar Motorsports have presented to me. I look forward to continuing the Kimmel family impression in racing, now in the NASCAR community.
Across the past six years, Kimmel has scored seven top fives and 19 top 10 finishes for the family-owned team.
TriStar Motorsports owner Mark Smith said, "I greatly appreciate Ingersoll Rand coming back on board this year. I can attest to the impressive quality of their tools, I use them both in our race shop and at Pro Motor Engines. Ingersoll Rand, as an organization, has been great to work with and I look forward to this season's partnership." Smith continued, "I also admire how Ingersoll Rand builds relationships with rookie drivers and help give them an opportunity of a life time. I am honored TriStar Motorsports can be a part of that."
It’ll mark the second year that Ingersoll Rand has sponsored a car for Tri-Star Motorsports.
"We look forward to renewing our partnership with TriStar Motorsports as they take their program to the next level," John Evans, President of Power Tools at Ingersoll Rand, said. "TriStar allows us the opportunity to support rookie drivers and provide them with performance tools that can help them win both on and off the track. We were happy with our partnership last year and look forward to growing our programs together this year."
His first race of the season will be at Phoenix International Raceway on March 1, 2014, followed by the event at Bristol Motor Speedway. The last three dates have not yet been determined.